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How to avoid malnutrition on hospital wards

1st June 2009

Age Concern and Help the Aged are launching a campaign, Hungry to be Heard,  which calls for elderly people's weight to be measured regularly while they are in hospital.

40% of older people are already suffering from malnutrition when they are admitted to hospital. Michelle Mitchell, charity director for Age Concern and Help the Aged, said: “Food is one of the basic human needs for healthy wellbeing and survival, yet too many hospitals are still failing to give nutritional care enough priority in their day to day practice.”

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Article Information

Title: How to avoid malnutrition on hospital wards
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 11595
Date Added: 1st Jun 2009

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