Infested hospitals called in pest control nearly 5,000 times last year to rid wards, ­canteens and even operating theatres of rats, mice, insects and birds.

At University Hospital in Coventry rats were living in the roof above a surgical room while St Bartholomew’s in Central London called in exterminators over rat droppings in one.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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