If you thought the UK's hospital nosh was on the dodgy side, then take a look at these beauties …

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An absolute British classic. Suspiciously round balls of mash with a nice soggy pie. Yum!



What could better aid you on the road to recovery than a slice of white bread, some indeterminate sausage meat and a cheerful portion of cucumber. 

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Japan. Always getting it so right with the food thing. If only our hospital meals came with dainty portions of grilled mackerel, salad, rice and miso soup. And so beautifully presented. Compartments to soothe the soul.

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It isn't sausage, but close. Germany is really holding it down with the beige food thing with fried meat in breadcrumbs and … gravy, of course. Iceberg lettuce, what looks like sponge and a yogurt? Spoiled, indeed!

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It's not exactly a five-star banquet in Finland. A not-too-tasty looking slop of stew, potato, purple something-or-other, and it's all accompanied by bread and butter. Just in case you wanted to make a butter sandwich.

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It's loaf. Meat loaf. That's a loaf made of meat. The perfect meal for a medical location, no?

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The UK

We might not be famed for our fine cuisine, but if you fancy a quiche then we'll certainly provide you with one. On a hospital lap tray, with a mountain of green beans to dwarf your quiche. Some well-meaning family member will probably be hovering over you insisting you 'eat yer greens', too. Nice. 

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