40% of hospital population malnourished

Posted in Blog by saraburke on November 14, 2009

Malnourishment is not a feature of modern Irish life that we hear much about. And although deficits in hospital care are regularly highlighted, the food you eat or don’t eat while in hospitals is not one of them. A new Dept of Health report ‘Food and Nutritional Care in Hospitals, Guidelines for Preventing Under Nutrition in Hospitals’ was published last week. It outlines how this is a very serious issue which is much neglected. (more…)