Damning evidence of failing hospital hygiene standards was published this week, with a quarter of NHS trusts failing to meet at least one of the government's standards on hygiene.

The Healthcare Commission's report also found that just under a third of the 103 failing trusts did not meet all of the 11 standards on hygiene last year. Of the 103 trusts failing on hygiene, 57 were primary care trusts.

"Weak" trusts now face closure if they do not meet the hygiene standards on infection control, decontamination of equipment and cleanliness by April 2009, when all NHS hospitals will have to abide by the elements of the hygiene code.

The following hospitals have been named and shamed for not meeting at least two out of three hygiene standards.