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Hospitals 'still failing' on elderly patients' nutrition

Many hospitals across the UK are not doing enough to spot elderly people at risk from malnutrition, says a charity

A poll of 1,000 nurses for Age UK found just under a third did not feel confident that malnutrition would be noticed by staff.

 

Fewer than half said their hospital screened patients on arrival, as guidelines recommend.

The Department of Health said local hospitals set their own policies on "nutritional care". More …