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NHS hospital cleaners will also be feeding patients

NHS staff will switch from one task to another while wearing the same clothes

June 28, 2019

Patients will be fed meals by hospital cleaners who just minutes earlier may have been mopping up blood and sick, according to an article on The Daily Mail website.

Under the plan, NHS staff will switch from one task to another while wearing the same clothes, only donning an apron and a hairnet before serving food.

Hospital workers have been ordered to take on the ‘dual role’ of cleaners and food servers to increase ‘efficiencies’.

The announcement comes just a week after it emerged that five patients across England who had eaten sandwiches infected with the deadly bug listeria have died.

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