When Derby Hospitals foundation trust made a chaplain available for staff spooked by ghostly sightings, managers strenuously denied claims that they were planning an exorcism.

When Derby Hospitals foundation trust made a chaplain available for staff spooked by ghostly sightings, managers strenuously denied claims that they were planning an exorcism.

When Derby Hospitals foundation trust made a chaplain available for staff spooked by ghostly sightings, managers strenuously denied claims that they were planning an exorcism.

Ghost of a chance

But perhaps this would not have been such a foolish idea, as an official “ghost hunt” is now to be carried out on an empty building owned by the trust. According to the Derby Telegraph, TV ghost hunter c, of Most Haunted fame, was due to host a visit on Friday. A hospital press officer was unable to confirm this as HSJ went to press, but stressed it was not happening at the new site.

However, Mr Whyman’s website reveals details of a planned event at the dilapidated building in October. Anyone willing to stump up £55 will be treated to “unexplained noises” and “light anomalies”, the site reveals.

Those looking for a less pricey shock could always hang around outside health secretary Andy Burnham’s window, where, according to the Mail on Sunday, they may spot him ironing in his underwear.