Parkview Residential Care Home in Bexleyheath, south-east London, was found to have an “infestation of Oriental cockroaches” during an August inspectionFindings from Food Standards Agency They include Parkview Residential Care Home in Bexleyheath, south-east London, which was found to have an “infestation of Oriental cockroaches” during an August inspection. Ivy House Care home in Littleover, Derby, received the same score rating after inspectors found a rat’s nest and droppings in the kitchen.Managers of the home were warned that staff and residents with dementia could have been exposed to Weil’s disease, the most severe form of the bacterial disease leptospirosis, which can lead to organ failure, bleeding and can be fatal.A spokeswoman for Ivy House in Derby said the negative food hygiene report related to an outbuilding where food was not prepared. Bexley Council said managers of Parkview Residential Care Home in Bexleyheath acted swiftly on its problems, which were later resolved. Four children’s nurseries – Little Care Bearz Nursery, in Birmingham, Glory Day Nursery, Barking, Stay and Play at Millbrook Primary School, Newport received the worst rating. So did Fairy Tales Day Nursery, in Glen Parva, Leicestershire, which has since been closed and taken over by another firm following a mouse infestation.Some 187 health and care organisations received a score of one out of five, meaning that major improvement was needed, the investigation by the Press Association found.Of those three – West Heath Hospital Birmingham, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and the private Priory Hospital in Altrincham, Cheshire – were hospital premises. The Food Standards Agency found nine hospitals with poor hygiene ratings for all or part of their promises Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A further 205 health and care organisations, including six hospitals and around 100 care homes were given a score of two.At West Heath Hospital in Birmingham, inspectors found out-of-date food, meat being frozen against instructions, and dirt in the kitchens. Several hospitals were found to be serving food past its use-by date, or making up their own use-by systems, creating a “high risk” of food poisoning, inspectors warned.A FSA spokesperson said: “An overwhelming majority, almost 99 per cent, of hospitals and other care providers achieve a food hygiene rating of ‘3 – generally satisfactory’ or better. The food safety officer from the local authority will be taking the necessary action to ensure that the issues identified at caring premises with a lower rating are addressed and that vulnerable people are not put at risk.” Funding cuts mean hospitals and care homes are already stretched Credit:Telegraph Nine hospitals currently have poor food hygiene ratings for all or part of their premises. They are:West Heath Hospital, Birmingham – ranked oneThe Priory Hospital, Cheshire – ranked oneLuton and Dunstable Hospital – ranked oneGlenfield Hospital, Leicester – ranked two in inspections of its L’Eat restaurant, patient service kitchens, Bennion centre for the elderly and Bradgate mental health unitRoyal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham – ranked twoWoodbourne Priory Hospital, Birmingham – ranked twoBronllys Hospital, Powys – ranked twoPinehill private hospital, Hertfordshire – ranked twoPriory Group, Suffolk – ranked two Hospitals and care homes are serving out-of-date food, in premises infested with cockroaches and rats, an investigation has found.Meals are being prepared in mouldy kitchens, putting vulnerable patients at “high risk” of food poisoning, while others have unclean worktops, food trolleys and sinks.Some 400 hospitals, hospices, care homes, nurseries and school clubs are currently listed as needing “major”, “urgent” or “necessary” improvement.One care home was found to be infested with cockroaches and another ridden with rats while hospitals were found to be serving up out-of date food from kitchens full of flies.Katherine Murphy, head of the Patients Association, said findings were “shameful” and “immensely worrying,” and showed the health of the most vulnerable being put at risk.The investigation analysed food hygiene reports from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – which rates organisations and businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from zero to five.Overall, eight health and care premises were found to have a zero rating, denoting that urgent improvement was required.