Child cancer patients are forced to endure open-air rides to the operating theatre because of a funding crisis at a world-renowned hospital.
Patients at the Royal National Orthapaedic Hospital are treated in World War Two huts which should have been demolished 50 years ago.
Managers at the RNOH at Stanmore in Middlesex say conditions have become critical after years of delays to a planned £250m facelift.
The hospital specialises in the treatment of patients with spinal injuries and children with bone cancer.
A draughty open-air corridor links the children's ward with the operating theatres.
The corrugated iron-clad WW2 wards are connected by a sloping corridor with a 10% incline. Bed-ridden patients are towed up and down behind battery-operated tractors.