Woman finds syringe in toy box at Bassetlaw Hospital

w70117-5b'Bassetlaw Hospital, Carlton Road, Worksop.
w70117-5b'Bassetlaw Hospital, Carlton Road, Worksop.

An investigation is underway after a syringe was found in a toy storage box at Bassetlaw Hospital, the Guardian can reveal.

A 22-year-old woman reported the incident on Thursday 26th February and said that it was ‘shameful behaviour’.

Hospital bosses have now identified that a member of staff did not dispose of the syringe safely.

Eki Emovon, children and families care group director, said: “A syringe was found in a toy storage box on Ward A2 at Bassetlaw Hospital on 26th February 2015.”

“No patients, visitors or staff came to any harm as a result of this incident.”

“An investigation was launched and we have identified that a member of staff had not disposed of the syringe safely and we will deal with this according to Trust policies.”

“Patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do, and we will put systems and practices in place to ensure this incident is not repeated.”