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Hospital food: Your photos

What do you think about hospital food?

The government has announced measures intended to make sure that patients in England are given tasty and nutritious meals throughout their stay.

It's an issue which has got BBC News website readers talking, with a selection of you across the UK sending in your images of food you've been presented with while ill.

Image copyright CATHERINE HARDY

Restaurateur Catherine Hardy was horrified with this macaroni cheese at the Western Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland in January this year. NHS hospitals in Scotland and Wales have nutritional standards in place.

Image copyright SAM BROWN

Sam Brown who was at the Erne Hospital in Northern Ireland says: "The hospital is state of the art but I was there for two weeks and survived on eating fruit."

Image copyright Sam Brown

Here are a couple more examples of the food that Sam was offered whilst in hospital.

Image copyright STEPHEN POWELL

This was given to Stephen Powell at the Royal Shrewsbury in Shropshire in February. He said the food was described by staff as "adequate and nutritional".

Image copyright EMILY BAGG

Emily Bagg was at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight in February. She says: "The care pre and post-natal absolutely second to none. The food, however, was tasteless, bland and there was nowhere near enough."

Image copyright Steve Williams

Steve Williams sent in this photo of the meal he had when he was a patient at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth. "The food was superb throughout my 11 day stay", he said.

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