The Department of Health has banned toasters in hospital kitchens on fire service strike days, says The Times.

Industrial toasters in three big Newcastle hospitals are to be impounded until Christmas and St Thomas’s Hospital staff, in London, have been ordered not to use smaller toasters in ward kitchens during the strike.

The Daily Telegraph says it is hospital managers who have ordered the ban.

The Times 26/10/02 page 1

The Daily Telegraph 26/10/02 page 8