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The Pest Detectives: The Definitive Guide to Rentokil by Rob Gray

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Hospitals can damage your health

US operations, which early in the decade were racking up a significant loss, were back in the black by 1985 and delivering annual profits of over $1m. In the UK, Rentokil was actively campaigning for legislative change. When 19 elderly patients at Stanley Royd Hospital, Wakefield, died following a salmonella outbreak due to failures in basic food hygiene, Rentokil was one of the driving forces behind a successful campaign by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and other bodies to abolish crown immunity, which had prevented hospitals and other public buildings from being prosecuted. Lifting crown immunity ensured that hospitals were legally obliged to implement the requirements of environmental health ...

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