Now you know. Next time you're in an NHS hospital and feel a bit peckish, either get someone to fetch you a Big Mac, or phone Dominos Pizza. Do not on any account eat the food they bring round on those salmonella incubator trolleys:
"Inspections at 377 hospitals in England revealed that nearly one-fifth of hospitals were failing to store food at the correct temperature and 18 contained food that was out of date. Cockroaches, mouse droppings and vermin were found at 11 of the hospitals and 173 displayed poor cleanliness. Sixty-eight fell below the legal requirements for food storage conditions, and 57 had staff with poor personal hygiene."
Do you reckon McDonalds works like that? Pizza Hut?
Of course not. They'd get closed down.
But in the NHS, it just rumbles right along.
PS Tyler has recently been a day patient in a Nuffield hospital. It's a great pity they've abolished the wine list, but I can report the tuna mayo sandwich was fresh and came without cockroach garnish. Thank God we kept up the BUPA subs.