Rats, cockroaches and sewage leaks plague NHS England trusts

Northerner

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Rats, leaking sewage and missing equipment are among the top symptoms of the NHS’s £9 billion infrastructure blackhole, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.

Data from 80 NHS England trusts show there were 1,238 ‘clinical service incidents’ over the past 12 months, which caused services to be delayed, cancelled or interfered with.

Some trusts had hundreds of incidents alone, according to the FOIs obtained by MyJobQuote, including ant infestations and dangerous blackouts.

Whittington Health NHS Trust in London saw meals delayed due to broken fridges, causing food to go off, alongside multiple sightings of cockroaches. Patients there were also served raw potatoes.

 

mikeyB

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Good grief. NHS England showing it is the worst in the UK yet again. The problem, in case nobody has twigged this yet, is the existence of hospital trusts, each liable for supply of services and infrastructure.

Furthermore if a fridge breaks down, there’s usually plenty of room in the mortuary for chilled storage. I don’t say that lightly, mortuary storage is the perfect temperature for fresh food storage.
 

Nayshiftin

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Blame the equipment it’s usually understaffed and underfunded. Also the mortuary is closed area so that would not be allowed. Equipment needs to be updated behind the scenes as well as in the forefront. London hospitals were let out to privatisation by the government if not totally for cleaning and well no one cares. Look at the beaches the public are disgusting today. NHS I have been let down at Gp and really don’t know what to do next for the best.
 

Lucy Honeychurch

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The roof is falling down in my local hospital.
 
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