This Irish hospital CEO gets his salary bonuses from ‘Mars Bars’ sales. Profits from the sale of junk food in the kiosks are the apparent funding model for this hospitals senior management.
The Launceston General Hospital unfortunately ‘Dines with the Devil’ as well. The CEO, John Kirwan has told me that the funds from the sale of Junk Food via the hospital auxiliary buys much needed equipment for the hospital.
In particular the funds often go to bed purchases and the latest ‘big’ expense is now the purchase of ‘Bariatric’ beds. These are for those super obese patients.
We know that poor food choices account for the majority of obesity related conditions including Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dementia and all the rest.
Am I the only one that sees the irony of all of this?
Does the end truly justify the means?
The trouble with hospitals selling and promoting Junk Food is that somewhere along the line they are ‘profiting’ at the expense of the well-being of the community. I do not for one minute believe this is just a Launceston issue. All I hear is the same all around Australia.
I suspect the Devil is enjoying his dining partners.
Time to break up the party.