The reason for the ban? Hospitals point to health and safety -- they are concerned sharp objects like syringes could pierce through the iconic holes, reports The Daily Mail.
One nurse, infuriated by the move, told the Daily Mail other, more important, issues should take precedence. "It would be interesting to see what the public think of this as it's their NHS. We should be more concerned with care delivery," she said. "I'm sure no one really cares what's on our feet as we don't look at patients and their families and judge them on what they're wearing."
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