The Welsh Assembly will be looking at hospital food in Wales – as more than ten people have signed it.
I’m delighted, but to give it more weight I would love hundreds if not thousands of people to get involved and make sure our voice is not ignored.
Otherwise they could really dismiss it as my insane ramblings when I was starving and full of drugs.
I am hoping Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Ostomy Lifestyle, Campaign for Better Hospital Food (England), and allergy, vegan, vegetarian, lactose free, gluten free etc and health bloggers, campaigners and patients will get behind me.
Today I used my column in the Daily Post (in North Wales) to share my experiences with food in hospitals with my lactose intolerance, ulcerative colitis and having an ostomy bag.
Click here to read the column online:
I am hoping to hand in the petition alongside a bundle of people’s own experiences to the Assembly Members on the steps of the Senedd next month.
To do that I need your help.
The petition runs until December 4. I would love for anyone who has ever eaten in a Welsh hospital (or had a relative or friend who has) and wants to see improvements to sign the petition – the more people who sign it the better.
I think this will push the Welsh Government to seriously look at standards – if it is just my experience it could be easily dismissed as a party pooper and groaning fussy idiot after all.
I also can’t rock up with one sheet of A4 – that would be pathetic. I want to take a lorry to lift the petition into the arms of the waiting politician.
Please sign the petition here if you want to see changes.
Here is the link if you want to share it
Also please share your pictures, stories, experiences of hospital food in Wales – good, bad or indifferent.
I want to build up a picture, or a report, of evidence I can submit with the petition.
The more I have the better.
I need your help to do that.
Please tweet me @TheStomaBagLady or @DailyPostRachel. email me firstname.lastname@example.org or go to to my Facebook page and share your story
Alternatively fill in this form which will be sent to me.