Government-provided healthcare fails again:
Hospitals ‘infested with vermin’
The cleanliness of most NHS hospitals in England is threatened by frequent invasions of rats, fleas, bedbugs, flies and cockroaches, a report claims.
Figures released by the Conservatives show that 70% of NHS Trusts brought in the pest controllers at least 50 times between January 2006 and March 2008.
It’s one thing if the exterminators are there for regular maintenance. It’s another thing altogether when it’s because the hospital is invaded by the critters.
That’s bad enough. Cause for alarm:
Vermin were found in wards, clinics and even operating theatres. A patients’ group said the situation was revolting.
But health chiefs played down fears the infestations could lead to disease.
Excuse me?? Vermin in the operating room, and the bureaucrats are “playing down fears” it could lead to disease?? This is what we’re talking about:
VERMIN IN HOSPITALS:
Maggots in a patient’s slippers
Fleas in a neonatal unit
Sterile store infested with mice
Mouse droppings in a clinic
Wasp nest in A&E
A&E stands for accident and emergency (not the American cable TV channel). Among the other repugnant creatures found in Britain’s socialist hospitals are mice, silverfish, beetles, and bureaucrats.
Biased BBC notes how the dirt gets mentioned last.