Can England’s A&E units spot the malnourished? Mark’s story revisited

Hi Ann, Enjoyed your article & would feel pleased to receive more from you. I am a registered disabled 73 year old pensioner campaigning by myself in North Wales.
Got hacked last night by some one who doesn’t like who listen to or who blog to . Took me over 5 hrs to remove & isolate him from further affecting my Twitter page on my desktop PC but they still keep sending me their emails (over 60) which I keep in junk folder.

Ann McGauran

Mark Bothwell, who's on jobseeker's allowance. He says he hasn't been eating properly for years. Mark Bothwell, who’s on jobseeker’s allowance (JSA). He says he hasn’t been eating properly for years.

Mark Bothwell (above) came into the London food bank today. He’s had a painful problem with his shoulder for some time that leaves him unable to accept many types of physical work, and he also has depression. He’s been waiting for months for his claim for employment and support allowance (ESA) to be processed. Not that this 29-year-old is likely to be better off financially by transferring over from JSA, but he would at least be relieved of  some stress. He says: ‘It’s a job-stopping illness, so the positive thing (about changing benefits) is not having to worry about job hunting.’

Last week, he described two recent trips to the accident and emergency (A&E) unit at the local hospital – the Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich. He says that terrible chest pain drove him to…

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