THE cleanliness of Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals has been called into question with news that pest controllers had to visit them an average of 11 times a month.
If medical bosses cannot get rid of infestations of cockroaches, mice, birds and insects, how do they fair in other areas of hygiene?
Given the time and effort the NHS has given over to combating infectionssuch as MRSA, it is surprising that more than 330 callouts were to the Harrow based hospital site to deal with creepy crawlies and vermin.
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust said its 'robust proactive programme helps control unwanted pests'.
Never mind about 'controlling' them, what about trying to eradicate them?
Hopefully a combination of increased vigilance and shaming press articles, will force the trust to do better.
A good result
AFTER another successful set of GCSE results the borough's candidates deserve to be praised for their efforts.
Inevitably there will be suggestions that exams are getting easier, as results get better, but instead of detracting from these students' achievements we should congratulate them for succeeding in what was put in front of them.
Exam periods are stressful, but an awful lot of emphasis is put on GCSEs and it is drummed into children at an early age that they are vitally important.
We should be talking about how well these students have done now, under intense pressure, as opposed to how well they could have done 20 years ago.