British Army shame: Troops face 'vermin infested' medical facilities

PUBLISHED: 15:44, Wed, Aug 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:48, Wed, Aug 14, 2019

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) warned run-down health practices on military bases put patients "at risk". Inspectors rated 40 percent of military medical centres they inspected as either "inadequate" or "requires improvement". They revealed there were too few staff, with some lacking the right training, in some centres.

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Many medical centres were found to be housed in ageing buildings, prompting fears of sub-standard facilities.

Among centres named as providing "inadequate" services are Northwood, in north-west London, Bovington, in Dorset, Boulmer, in Northumberland, and Woolwich, in south-east London.

Just over half of the 25 medical centres targeted by the CQC

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