CROYDON University Hospital has apologised to a new mum who spotted cockroaches on a baby ward. Pest control experts were brought into the London Road hospital last week after Danielle Campbell spotted the bugs in the special care unit that was caring for her newly born son, Kaleen. The 23-year-old took pictures of the cockroaches and complained, but says staff were not surprised by her findings. "I was sitting by my son's hospital crib, comforting him, and I noticed a large, dead cockroach on the floor," she said. "I saw a live one the day I went into labour, but I was in too much pain to kick up a fuss. "I told the staff that I'd seen them every day, I showed them pictures but they still didn't do anything. "I went to the ward sisters and told the hospital had roaches. "They weren't surprised. All I was told is they would keep the windows shut. "Okay, there's not a lot you can do on the outside of the building, but there's a clear infestation inside. "You expect cleanliness in a special care unit. "The fact that the majority of staff I told weren't surprised tells you all you need to know." Croydon Health Services said clinical areas were cleaned multiple times a day and regular inspections were carried out. A spokesman added: "We brought pest control experts on to the site as soon as the issue was reported. "We would like to apologise to Miss Campbell for any concern caused. "The trust actively monitors its sites and takes preventative action to ensure pest control issues are rare." After being born, Kaleen had breathing problems and had to be taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital before returning to Croydon to be placed in the special care unit. He returned home this week.
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