Sharp rise in cases of malnutrition at Greater Manchester hospitals

The rate of patients at Salfrod Royal showing signs of malnutrition has doubled Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

New figures have shown a sharp increase in cases of patients suffering from malnutrition at Greater Manchester hospitals.

The rate of patients at Salford Royal showing signs of not having eaten has doubled.

Health officials say it is a complex issue and that the figures for Salford are skewed by the type of patients it cares for.

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