Food poverty in Barrow

27th May 2016

AT least 38 people needed hospital intervention in Barrow for malnourishment over the last three years, amid warnings more adults cannot afford to feed themselves.

The number of patients treated for extreme weight loss as the primary diagnosis at Furness General Hospital has increased for the last two years.

Figures revealed through Freedom of Information laws show 24 men were admitted to the Barrow hospital over the last three years, five in 2013, seven in 2014 and 12 in 2015.
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