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Chesterfield Royal Hospital report hand gels and sanitisers 'disappearing' from wards

Chesterfield Royal Hospital say supplies of hand gels and sanitisers are dissapearing from wards following news of the coronavirus outbreak.

A statement released by the hospital said: "We’re really disappointed to have to make this announcement, but like other hospitals across the country we’re now seeing supplies of hand sanitisers and gels disappearing from our wards, departments and services.

"A quick walk around this morning reveals that bottles like this one (pictured) have been taken from our A&E, out-patient clinics, welcome desks, receptions, tables, corridor dispensers and even from patients’ bedsides.

"These products are designed to keep our staff, patients and visitors safe in hospital. Along with the best hand hygiene option - washing them with soap and water - they are a vital additional measure to prevent infection spread across our environments.

"With supplies now low in the hospital - and nationally - the actions of a few people could be putting vulnerable people at risk. We’re working hard to make sure we can care for people properly - please respect our staff and patients by making sure we have the ability to keep them safe."

 

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