SOUP is off the menu for patients in several HSE-run hospitals which previously provided the course.
Galway public hospitals had previously provided soup to patients between 11am and 11.30am each day.
It was regarded as an extra course for patients in between breakfast and lunch, but that service has now been culled.
Chief operating officer Tony Canavan said a review was carried out on food given to patients at Galway's public hospitals.
According to Mr Canavan, the HSE has abolished the soup course in hospitals because a lot of it was going to waste.
The HSE will now concentrate on improving its dinner menu.