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Tuesday, 10 September, 2002, 18:33 GMT 19:33 UK
Spotted Dick back on menu
Spotted Dick
The traditional pudding is a favourite on hospital menus
A traditional pudding which was renamed after hospital managers thought patients would be too embarrassed to ask for it, is being restored to Gloucestershire's hospital menus.

'Spotted Dick' will replace 'Spotted Richard' after it was decided patients are capable of overcoming their blushes long enough to ask for it.

The name change was originally introduced three years by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust.

It was thought patients might feel uncomfortable asking for the dessert.


It's not even as though people have to ask for it - they tick a box on a menu card to order their food

Mike Byrne, catering manager

Now it has been decided that Spotted Dick will make a return when new menus are printed in the next few months.

Catering manager Mike Byrne said: "This is one of those things that was changed several years ago.

"I don't think there's really any particular reason not to change it back.

"The traditional puddings are very popular with patients and always have been and I don't think people get embarrassed by the name.

"It's not even as though people have to ask for it - they tick a box on a menu card to order their food."


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