Malnourished patients double

The number of people admitted into hospital that are deemed to be malnourished has more than doubled in the west country in five years.

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Malnutrition rates double in the West Country

The numbers of people being admitted to hospital suffering from malnutrition have more than doubled in just five years in the West Country.

According to new figures released by the Department of Health, Somerset Primary Care Trust recorded the sharpest increase, with 215 admissions in 2013, compared with 30 malnutrition cases in 2009.

Latest figures show the numbers of people suffering from malnutrition entering hospital has more than doubled. Credit: PA

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