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dirtywindows · 17/06/2013 19:21

To expect a hospital not to allow strangers onto the ward in the middle of the night to go on a stealing spree? Recently happened to a relative of mine. The thing is you have to be buzzed in by staff to get onto ward - so someone must be responsible! Relative had laptop stolen. Apparently hospital takes no responsibility. Last thing he needed. So annoyed with the hospital.

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RedHelenB · 17/06/2013 19:25

How do you know it was a stranger & not another patient?


dirtywindows · 17/06/2013 19:36

CCTV showed the man coming in, looking around, grabbing laptop and making a hasty exit.

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HorryIsUpduffed · 17/06/2013 19:49

At my hospital you are told not to bring anything valuable with you (I sleep with phone under sheets and bring minimal cash) for precisely that reason.

A ward should be a safe place; equally the thief could have been a legitimate visitor.


TallGiraffe · 17/06/2013 20:53

Most hospitals have signs everywhere saying don't bring valuables in. Someone could have held the door open for him? He could have been a relative?


TallGiraffe · 17/06/2013 20:54

PS hope your relative feels better soon!


holidaysarenice · 17/06/2013 20:59

Your relative would have been told about valubles and given an option to have them placed away securely where staff wud have taken responsibility if stolen.


Raum · 17/06/2013 21:02

Raise it with the chairman not ward staff or management, what everyone seems to be missing is this is a major breach of security which could have endangered patients or staff. Imagine if this was a female ward or children only one..

At my nhs board this would be considered utterly unacceptable and head would most likely roll.


dirtywindows · 17/06/2013 21:22

He said he had to sign a disclaimer against any losses but I think this cannot be right. I agree Raum - it is a security breach. I think I'll write to the chief exec. thanks.

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