One of the UK’s biggest and busiest obesity units has opened its doors to allow an exclusive insight into their battle with the bulge

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Sunderland Royal Hospital is at the heart of one of the fattest places in the country and the Weight Loss Ward is like a conveyor belt with thousands of patients turning to the knife to beat their obesity. 43-year-old Deborah Salkeld weighs in at 36 stone. She piled on the weight after her brother committed suicide thirteen years ago. After years of being stuck in her bedroom, with depression and overeating, she’s facing life-changing gastric surgery.