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New figures on malnutrition in hospitals released
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:56 pm 
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Age Concern and Help the Aged respond to new figures on malnutrition in hospitals released today by the Conservatives (21.1.01)
In response to new figures on malnutrition in hospitals released today by the Conservatives‚ Andrew Harrop‚ Head of Public Policy for Age Concern and Help the Aged‚ said:

“It’s scandalous to see that malnutrition is still a huge problem in our hospitals and care homes. Nutritious food and help with eating is an essential part of basic care which must be recognised by all staff.

“Shockingly six out of ten 1older people are at risk of becoming malnourished or their situation getting worse in hospital. This leads to longer stays in hospitals‚ the need for more drugs and interventions and more post-operative complications.

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Re: New figures on malnutrition in hospitals released
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:50 pm 
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I have just read a report that 28% of patients are malnourished on admittance. From the over 80's it was as high as 34%.

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