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Hospital patient bitten by rat

27th February 2012

An article in the Daily Mirror has claimed that a patient at an NHS hospital was attacked by a rat at St Ebba's Hospital in Epsom.

The 42-year-old patient was found by hospital staff in a corridor with a rodent hanging from his neck. His mother told the paper: "He had large, open bite marks. I'm appalled that this sort of thing could happen to my son in an NHS hospital in this day and age. He was completely helpless and terrified. It's a disgrace. He was very scared and the staff had to show him they had killed the rat to prove it could no longer hurt him." 

 

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