NHS trust boss says hospitals he runs are 'worst place to be' trends now

NHS trust boss says hospitals he runs are 'worst place to be' trends now
NHS trust boss says hospitals he runs are 'worst place to be' trends now

NHS trust boss says hospitals he runs are 'worst place to be' trends now

Hospitals are 'the worst place you can possibly be in the health system' - according to the chief executive of an NHS trust.

Nick Hulme, who runs Ipswich and Colchester hospitals, branded them 'not safe places', adding the public had 'come to accept the totally unacceptable'.

He said: 'They are horrible places - the food's rubbish, we don't let you sleep, we don't let you know what's going on.' 

Revealing he had stayed in some 'fairly dodgy' hotels in his time, he added none of them were places where visitors were forced to 'share a bathroom with six people'.

Nick Hulme (pictured with Boris Johnson at Colchester Hospital), who runs Ipswich and Colchester hospitals, branded them 'not safe places', adding the public had 'come to accept the totally unacceptable'

Nick Hulme (pictured with Boris Johnson at Colchester Hospital), who runs Ipswich and Colchester hospitals, branded them 'not safe places', adding the public had 'come to accept the totally unacceptable'

Mr Hulme (pictured) said: 'They are horrible places - the food's rubbish, we don't let you sleep, we don't let you know what's going on'

Mr Hulme (pictured) said: 'They are horrible places - the food's rubbish, we don't let you sleep, we don't let you know what's going on'

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'They're awful and we've got to get that message out,' the head of East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust told a meeting of the local Integrated Care Board.

'They're not safe places and, unless you really need to be there, you shouldn't be there.' 

Two weeks ago, a patient who went to Ipswich Hospital's A&E department with

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