McDonald’s is to supply patient food to all NHS hospitals in a new initiative by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.
The move follows the company’s sponsorship of the Olympics where it has built the biggest McDonald’s on the planet in the middle of the Olympic village.
‘It will be popular with patients and hospital staff,’ Mr Lansley said. ‘It’s probably because Team GB has been feasting on McDonald’s salads that we have done so well in these Games. What works for our Gold Medal winners is good enough for the nation’s terminally ill.
‘A Big Mac injection might be all some sick people need to get them on their feet.’
Lansley is now planning a NHS partnership with Procter and Gamble.
‘Let’s face it,’ he said. ‘The smell of Fabreze on the wards is a whole lot better than the stench of stale urine.’