We don't want to put you off your lunch, but some of London's public services need a serious clean up. Holding cells for detained immigrants have been branded "squalid" in Southwark with "pubic hair on mattress plinths and congealed blood and human waste on some walls" and two of London's biggest hospitals, Guys & Thomas' and East London's Barts & the London are in the top 10 for pest control visits nationwide. Forget MRSA, we're talking maggots, fleas and mice. In both cases, service and care to the people concerned is not under criticism but the verdict is blatantly that both situations are revolting. Recommendations have been made to close one particular Southwark holding suite, pending improvements and if you're unfortunate enough to require a stay in either hospital, we suggest you give those slippers a good shake before use.
Doctor, Doctor, There Are Maggots In My Slippers
Last Updated 06 August 2008