RATS and pigeons have caused scores of pest control reports at the city's hospital in the past year.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital contracted 74 jobs in 12 months to eliminate rodents, birds, pigeons, ants and other insects from its site.

Across all Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust sites, including Worcestershire Royal, there were 91 cases in the same period between February 2023 and January 2024. 

The data comes after the Liberal Democrats conducted several Freedom of Information Requests to reveal how many pests roam NHS Hospitals.

The number of pest control reports at Worcestershire Royal Hospital had reduced slightly from the previous year, with 79 jobs conducted.

A spokesperson for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “Working alongside contracting partners, we work hard to keep our sites as free as possible from pests and ensure that colleagues are aware of the services available to manage pest control where necessary.

"Where reports of pests are made, these are followed up, and appropriate action is taken where necessary to ensure good standards of pest control in all areas of our hospital sites.”

The trust said the amount of money spent on dealing with pests is commercially sensitive.