Bacon and egg off menu at hospital

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Cooked breakfasts are off the menu at Barnsley Hospital - although will still be provided to patients who need them.

The move brings the hospital in line with others across South Yorkshire in aiming to cut down on waste.

The move follows a review by the trust’s team of dieticians and catering staff and will see patients routinely offered porridge, cereal and toast as opposed to traditional cooked breakfasts.

They will still have the option of two further hot meals a day, and patients who need a cooked breakfast will receive one.

Debby Horbury, modern matron of general surgery, said: “The most popular choices for our patients are porridge and cereal, so the new menu will mean little change for them.

“More importantly patients we identify as needing further nutritional support will continue to receive additional breakfast items.”

Barnsley had been the only NHS hospital trust in South Yorkshire still offering three hot meals a day.