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Friday 28th October 2016

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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