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INOVA_Mount_Vernon_Hospital_100_3191_%285123625937%29.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xMount Vernon so dilapidated and short-staffed that it cannot provide basic elements of treatment

An NHS cancer hospital has such crumbling buildings, out-of-date equipment and staffing problems that patients’ safety and quality of care are at risk, a bombshell report for health service bosses has warned.

Patients at the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre who are acutely unwell or dying are receiving substandard care because it lacks the medical expertise and facilities needed to manage them properly, and its services need to be moved, an inquiry has found.

Mount Vernon in Hillingdon, north-west London, is one of the NHS’s specialist cancer hospitals, along with London’s Royal Marsden and the Christie in Manchester.

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The Guardian

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