Scottish hospitals are offering patients more choice of food but are still not doing enough to make sure their nutritional needs are met, a watchdog said last week.

Scottish hospitals are offering patients more choice of food but are still not doing enough to make sure their nutritional needs are met, a watchdog said last week.

A report into hospital catering by Audit Scotland found that while flexibility and responsiveness were improving, much more needed to be done. In particular, the watchdog warned that not all patients were screened for under-nutrition and that many hospitals did not have systems to ensure the meals they provided were nutritionally balanced.