Bassetlaw Hospital staff are asking colleagues, patients, and visitors to be on their guard for thefts of antibacterial alcohol gel.
There have been a number of reports of the gel being stolen from wards and departments – and a man ran away when approached on a ward at Bassetlaw Hospital yesterday (Thursday).
Security staff will review CCTV recordings and staff have been advised on how to step up security.
A hospital spokesman said: “This comes at a time when staff are battling to keep Norovirus, which causes seasonal sickness and diarrhoea, at bay – and the hand gel is a key part of the strategy to encourage better hand hygiene.”
“Although there are no wards affected by Norovirus at Bassetlaw Hospital, the gel is present year-round at every bedside across the Trust’s hospitals to reduce the risk of infection.”