IT is an incredible sign of the times that hospitals are dealing with people who are malnourished.
Despite living through an age of austerity there is no reason for anybody to be under fed in 21st century Britain.
The case numbers are relatively small but have risen significantly and it is simply not acceptable. While the authorities work hard to ensure everybody who is vulnerable gets the support they need it is important communities also lend a hand and look after their own at risk residents. So keep an eye on your neighbours this winter.