Malnutrition in hospitals, 2010

Submitted by:The Health Committee NCW

NCW in Conference assembled, calls uponthe Department of Health to require all hospitals to check patients’ weight on admission and to monitor it throughout their stay using the MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool) which should be made mandatory in England as it is in Scotland, thus malnutrition could be identified and supervised. Appropriate nutrition and hydration should then be addressed. In the event of insufficient staffing levels, consideration could be given to the involvement of relatives.

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