Wirral hospital operating theatres close amid mouse fears

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Clatterbridge Hospital in Wirral took the action after a photo apparently showed a captured rodent.

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Concerns about a potential mouse sighting at a hospital have led to the closure of four operating theatres.

Surgeries at Clatterbridge Hospital have been suspended while deep cleaning takes place, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust said.The trust said the theatres would reopen after the clean was complete. A spokesman said: "We can confirm that four of our operating theatres at Clatterbridge were closed for a few days from 5 October owing to an environmental issue."All incident reporting processes have been followed correctly and surgical operations were temporarily suspended whilst appropriate deep cleaning and environmental measures were taken.The hospital recently opened four new theatres as part of a £25m investment.

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