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Private hospital in Blackburn gets one-star food hygiene rating
A PRIVATE hospital has been told it needs ‘major improvement’ to its food hygiene standards following an inspection.
Health inspectors from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) gave Beard-wood Hospital just one star out of five after the inspection in September.
Since then the hospital said issues raised by the inspectors had been addressed.
The FSA looks at how well the business is meeting the law by looking at how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the struc-ture of the buildings and how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
Beardwood Hospital, in Preston New Road, is operated by BMI Healthcare. On the hospital’s website it said: “Our commitment is to quality and value, providing facilities for advanced surgical procedures together with friendly, professional care.
“BMI The Beardwood Hospital has 18 single rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, satellite TV and telephone.
“A seven bed day care unit and a high dependency unit, combined with the latest in technology and support services, enable our consultants to undertake a wide range of procedures from routine investigations to complex surgery.”
Prices for operations at Beardwood Hospital include £1,900 for hernia repair, £4,200 for prostate surgery, £8,900 for hip replacements and £9,500 for knee replacements.
A spokesman for BMI Healthcare said: “The process issues raised by the inspectors have been addressed and as a further measure we are taking forward plans for a full kitchen refurbishment.”