"No Flowers Here- This Is a Hospital"
Dorset County Hospital in the UK is oepning its war on germs on a new front: flowers.
Florists have been put on notice that their budding wares will not be accepted in the wards any longer. Fruit is apparently OK, since it's easier to clean. Meanwhile, patients must now put up with the greyish-whitish walls...
An NHS hospital has banned flowers because they pose a health risk to patients.
Staff have been told to refuse any plants and bouquets delivered to the hospital and will instead ask relatives to take them away.
Nearby florists have even been put on alert and will not take any orders from people wishing to send their sick loved ones a floral gift.
Hospital officials claim harmful bacteria can grow in the water and spread germs among patients if spilt.