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Voice stylist's rage over 'disgraceful' hospital food given to daughter

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The meal served up to a seven-year-old in an Irish hospital this week
The meal served up to a seven-year-old in an Irish hospital this week

A mother has described the meal given to her seven-year-old daughter in a Dublin hospital as 'disgraceful'.

Ingrid Hoey, who is a stylist on hit show The Voice, posted this tweet on social media this week.

The tweet has now sparked a lively debate on the quality of food served in Irish hospitals, especially to children.

"Imagine if you had a really sick child and they were eating that everyday. Out of the three people on the ward with us that evening, not one ate their dinner. It was that bad," she told the Pat Kenny Show.

“It was basically a plate of what look like preheat chips and some kind of pie… I don’t know what. The problem was that there was not a single vegetable on the plate. There was no nutrition at all.”

“I think it is really frustrating as a parent to be teaching your child about healthy eating, and then when you’re not well, when your body needs good food good nutrition the most, you are served this."

In the Mail, Dr Eva Orsmond of Operation Transformation fame also slammed the meal, saying it was just 'starch and empty calories' and 'nutritionally unbalanced'.