NHS: Hospital Patient Maltreatment — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 16th March 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Shadow Spokesperson (Health) 3:15 pm, 16th March 2011

My Lords, the noble Baroness, Lady Knight, and I have talked about the malnourishment of elderly people. Age UK and Mencap have expressed concern about this issue. It will cost more if people who can no longer cope are taken into hospital because they do not have decent food. Will the Government monitor the results of cuts in the provision of meals to the elderly, the vulnerable and the disabled in the coming years following the cuts that local councils are having to make?