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No more coffee rationing at home for elderly

Updated onsdag 23 februari 2011 kl 18.40
Published onsdag 23 februari 2011 kl 12.12
Go on, give me a second helping. Photo: Jessica Gow/Scanpix

The coffee-lovers at an elderly care home in Hässelholm can relax. The attempt to ration the use of coffee has been abandoned after media got hold of the story.

"We've had people calling here all day, and this morning a man from Stehag came and handed over six packets of coffee," Lisbeth Grip, unit manager at the Ekegården home, told the news agency TT.

From now on, the residents will again be allowed to drink as much coffee as they like.

Two weeks ago, when the kitchen staff at the home put in their usual order for numerous packets of coffee, the central kitchen - which delivers food and drink products - reacted at the high number. So Lisbeth Grip agreed to a trial period, when only three packets of coffee were supposed to last for the whole week.

That trial has now definitely come to an end. Lisbeth Grip admits that three packets a week is woefully inadequate for the residents who pay for the mealtimes and "naturally should drink as much coffee as they want," she told TT.

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