AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man claimed he found a maggot in his hospital canteen breakfast.

Wayne Foster-Wells, 31, of Bettws, Newport, said he found the maggot hidden in his tomatoes while eating a £2.50 fry-up at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.

The unemployed father of nine was visiting his wife, Tammy Foster-Wells, at the hospital after the birth of their son, Samuel.

Mr Foster-Wells was eating the breakfast in the hospital’s canteen when he said he realised towards the end of the meal that there was a maggot on his plate.

Mr Foster-Wells said: “It was your standard fry-up with omelette, bacon, sausage and tomatoes, but towards the end of the meal I noticed a maggot on the plate.

“I immediately told the other people eating the breakfast, but they carried on eating.

“I then spoke to the hospital staff but they didn’t seem bothered.

“All they could say to me was that they would take my name and address but it could take multiple months before anything was done.

“But I could get the £2.50 that I paid for the meal back.”

The Royal Gwent Hospital has launched an investigation and contacted the Environmental Health Office after Mr Foster- Wells made an official complaint.

“I have a really bad stomach and have been rushing to the toilet since,” Mr Foster-Wells added.

Julian Hayman, of Aneurin Bevan Health Board, said: “The health board can confirm that we have been made aware of a complaint from a member of the public.

“The complaint concerns tinned tomatoes which had been sourced externally.

“We are currently investigating the concern with our suppliers and have also informed the Environmental Health Office.”