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Operations cancelled after rat found in hospital theatre

It's been revealed that around forty procedures had to be cancelled at a Nottinghamshire hospital after staff spotted a rat in an operating theatre.

The King's Mill Hospital issued apologies to patients and shut the theatre for one day to fully sterilise the area.

"I would like to reassure any concerned patient or relative that this was a minor, one-off incident that occurred over a week ago. We took immediate and comprehensive action to rectify matters and to restore services with the minimum of disruption. We are fully operational again. There is no cause for concern."

– KAREN TOMLINSON, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT THE HOSPITAL

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