27 theft incidents at Chesterfield Royal Hospital last year

The figure concerns patients who were affected in 2018.

There were 27 thefts from patients at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in the past year.

The figure was obtained in a freedom of information request by the town's MP-Toby Perkins.

A spokesperson for the hospital says they deal with 300,000 appointments, operations & ED visits every year and have a system of measures to reduce the risk of belongings going missing.

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