HOSPITALS are spending as little as 94 pence on patient meals, with many health boards cutting costs by buying in cheaper meat, fish, fruit and vegetables from abroad.

The details emerged in under a freedom of information request by the BBC.

NHS Grampian spent £3.50 per day which it said broke down as 94p for each of the two main meals and £1.62 for snacks and drinks. It also sourced 50 per cent of its frozen food from overseas last year and 40 per cent of the products in its chilled food contract also came from abroad.

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