Re: Kings College Maternity suffers bedbugs
Posted by Maybaby
May 16, 03:07PM
It probably is in other areas. I have read a lot about bed bugs over the years, and hospitals as well as hotels are known to have bed bugs.
They are difficult to get rid of, partly due to the weaker chemicals used today to kill them. The previous chemicals were deemed health hazards unfortunately.
I would be more concerned with patients more prone to anaemia due to these insects habit of blood sucking. (A friend of mine, who suffers from anaemia, had beg bugs years ago and she was much more ill during this period when she regularly found them in her bed).
The stress and paranoia are also a cause for concern.
I honestly wouldn't have my baby there. I wouldn't be able to rest well and feel secure given that they are nocturnal.