Reports and Campaigns

spotAbout the Socialist Party

spotAnti-capitalism

spotAnti-privatisation

spotAnti-war

spotElection campaigns

spotEnvironment

spotHealth

spotSocialist women

spotWorkplace

spotYouth and Students

All keywords


Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Food keywords:

Aid (69)

BSE (10)

Food (201)

Food Banks (19)

Genetic engineering (3)


Reports and campaigns:

Anti-capitalism (1229)

Anti-fascist (560)

Anti-racism (697)

Anti-war (1484)

Asylum (208)

Black and Asian (388)

Children (365)

CNWP (108)

Corporate crime (2)

Disability (200)

Education (3861)

Election campaigns (2429)

Environment (598)

EU (444)

Finance (99)

Food (268)

Health and safety (33)

Health and welfare (306)

Housing (1014)

Human Rights (373)

LGBT Pride (140)

Local government (2156)

Local services (3629)

Low pay (502)

Migration (55)

Nationalisation (144)

New workers party (465)

NHS (1820)

Pensions (699)

Post Office (222)

Poverty (564)

Privatisation (1005)

Public Services (1119)

Socialism (855)

Socialist (43)

Sport (194)

Stop the slaughter of Tamils (88)

Students (1796)

The state (1353)

Transport (535)

TUSC (997)

Welfare rights (706)

Women (747)

Workplace and TU campaigns (8194)

Youth (1939)

Related websites

Youth Fight For Jobs

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

National Shop Stewards Network

Tamil Solidarity


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 927, 30 November 2016: Time to fight low pay

Search site for keywords: Poverty - Hospital - Food - NHS - Minimum wage - Health - Cuts - Hospitals

Hospital admissions for malnutrition rise threefold

Resist Victorian living standards!

Hospital admissions for malnutrition rise threefold, photo Matt J Newman (Creative Commons)

Hospital admissions for malnutrition rise threefold, photo Matt J Newman (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Aaron Bailey, Halifax and Huddersfield Socialist Party

Hospitals have come under a new wave of pressure as the number of patients admitted with malnutrition has drastically increased.

Department of Health figures reveal that last year, 184,528 days of hospital bed use were filled with people suffering from malnutrition - up from 65,048 in 2006-7.

This is completely unacceptable in one of the richest countries in the world.

This is what endless cuts and sell-offs from Blairite and Tory governments are doing to this country. I myself used to have to live off less than 20 a week for food due to the cost of my bills and the low wage I got at the time.

This is exactly why the demand for a 10 an hour minimum wage is so important. It would help lift millions of working people in this country out of poverty, and help them be able to provide more and higher quality food for themselves and their families.

On the other hand, some people don't have jobs, and have to rely on the ever-depressing and ever-failing benefit system to survive. Lifting the benefit cap would go a long way to helping these people avoid malnutrition.

At the same time, there are thousands of homeless people on the streets who struggle to survive day after day.

Giving them a place to stay, and making sure they have the opportunity to work if they're able, would help alleviate pressure on the overburdened NHS.






Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Related links:

Poverty:

triangleNasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

trianglePoverty, repression and fightback on the docks

triangleMajor attacks 'Universal Credit', half a million more face poverty

triangleOne in four teenage girls depressed - crisis made worse by cuts

triangleFight for an alternative to the misery of capitalism

Hospital:

triangleNorth London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

triangleUprising to save the NHS!

triangleNo cuts - hands off King George A&E!

triangleNHS meltdown - fight the Tory cuts

Food:

triangleObesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

triangleFood processing workers vote for action against miserly bosses

triangleMagic money tree

NHS:

triangleTories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

triangleCarlisle NHS campaigners hand in petition to MP

Minimum wage:

triangleYoung people being strangled by debts

Health:

triangleTories wreck our NHS

Cuts:

triangleSchools "can't go any further" - stop the cuts: set deficit budgets now

Hospitals:

triangleChatsworth ward campaign replies to Tory MP's intervention