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140,000 are put at risk every year

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IRspenCalltoactionPatient Groups & International Nutrition Experts Call on Irish Government.

Patient Organisations attending Dublin conference on the impact of malnutrition join in call for Government to implement key actions to prevent malnutrition in the Irish healthcare system

Malnutrition is avoidable and easy to treat, yet over 140,000 are put at risk every year
 
Malnourished patients are between two and three times more likely to die within six months
 
Less than 10% of hospitals in Ireland are routinely screening for malnutrition despite Department of Health guidelines issued 4 years ago
 
It is a health crisis that costs state €1.42 billion every year

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