Ipswich Hospital Trust has launched an investigation after finding mouldy cleaning bottles, the hospital has announced.  

A hospital spokeswoman said: “We took action straight away and investigated the concerns raised by a very small number of staff in one specific area of the hospital about spray cleaning bottles found with mould growing inside them.

“This action included thorough testing of the bottles to determine whether the substances in the bottles were harmful. The tests are on-going and at this stage it is not thought the substances to be harmful to patient safety.

“The contract we have with ISS, the company who provide cleaning, catering, portering and security services at the hospital, sets out clear standards for each service. Cleaning and cleanliness are monitored throughout the hospital several times a day to ensure the standards are being met.”