Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Maggots fall into maternity ward

‘Managers have apologised after maggots from a dead seagull fell through the ceiling of the maternity unit at Scarborough Hospital.

Medical director Dr Ian Holland said the bird had died on the roof, which was not an area covered by regular maintenance checks.

He stressed there was no health risk to patients or babies at any time.

“Living at the seaside, seagulls are a part of our lives, but this was entirely unforeseeable,” he added.’

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