RUH Bath "Get me out of here, it stinks of piss".
Bigmouth Tory Lord Mancroft is living proof that there are still some unspeakable fools hanging around the House of Lords pretending to be politicians.
The sheer nastiness of his highly personal attack on nurses was shocking, heaping smear upon smear.
Of course specific criticisms are acceptable, and no one can ever pretend that every single nurse in the country is an angel.
But his sustained assault cannot go unanswered and bosses of Bath's Royal United Hospital must institute a full inquiry.
And if Lord Mancroft cannot further justify his outrageous remarks, he must apologise and Tory leader David Cameron should strip him of the whip.
Everyone I have spoken to down here who has been to the Royal United , not pontificating journalists from London, but actual patients has applauded Lord Mancroft for the accuracy of his remarks regarding the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Everytime I have been there I have been appalled by it. I have seen cleaners walk round dropped food rather than sweep it up, dirty swabs lying for days in lifts, bin emptying porters clump through rooms with the most vulnerable premature babies in, without even taking the most basic precautions, as they drag clinical waste around the hospital. As my poor dying father said; "Get me out of here, it stinks of piss".
And just as Lord Mancroft made clear that other NHS hospitals provide excellent care, let me make clear that, for instance, Frenchay Hospital nearby, in the most basic of buildings, shows that an NHS hospital can be clean and welcoming.
Time for the Mirror to drop the tired old class bashing and "all nurses are angels" clichés and do some real journalism and investigate a long standing disgrace.