Health chiefs are to ban sugar in tea and coffee in hospitals because it poses a health risk.Actually, we'd be better off if they WERE prisons. They'd probably be cleaner, for a start...
The NHS in Wales is to stop the sale of hot drinks containing sugar from vending machines.It's not up to the NHS whether visitors and outpatients take sugar. It's up to them.
Hospital bosses say they are being ordered to enforce the ban because sweetened tea and coffee offer no nutritional benefit and can have a detrimental effect on dental hygiene.
Documents published by the Welsh Assembly recommend the sale of water and juice as alternatives.They aren't enouraging 'the availability' of sugar, are they? Or does 'encouraging the availability of healthier snacks' really mean they are all banned too?
They also encourage the availability of healthier snacks including seeds, dried fruit, sandwiches and low fat cakes.
The Welsh Assembly said in a statement: 'Hospitals are visited by a very broad cross-section of society and, as such, the whole hospital environment should reflect the importance of healthy living.'No, it should concentrate on killing far less of its patients than it currently does...
But as Leg-Iron predicts, until people stand up and say 'No more! This is not what we pay you to do!' they will probably keep doing this.