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Patient malnutrition is 'unacceptable', warns DH


I hope staff will receive advice when caring for patients who come into hospital already malnourished or dehyrated and those who, despite everything, just will not eat or drink, pull venflons out, pull ng tubes out, refuse other forms of feeding. We try really hard to offer good food, if there's nothing on the trolley they like we get something from the restaurant but some people just won't eat anything, not even soup or milkshakes.

Posted date

4 March, 2013

Posted time

5:43 pm