Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Colchester: Thieves steal TV from cancer ward

10:13 22 November 2012

Essex County Hospital, Colchester

Essex County Hospital, Colchester

A FLATSCREEN TV and a DVD player have been stolen from a cancer ward at Essex County Hospital.

shares

Both items had been bought with donations from patients who had been treated on Jefferson Ward and their family and friends.

The theft from the ward dayroom was branded as “despicable” by Donna Booton, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse and Matron for Essex County Hospital.

“Unlike Colchester General Hospital, we don’t have TVs at every bedside and patients on Jefferson and their families like to gather in the dayroom to watch telly and chat,” she said.

“When I heard about the theft, I couldn’t believe it – nothing like this has ever happened before. It’s despicable.”

The theft was discovered at 9am on Wednesday by the ward clerk on Jefferson Ward, which has 16 beds for cancer inpatients.

The TV had been bought at the beginning of the year for about £300 and the DVD player some time before that.

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Essex County Hospital, has reported the theft to Essex police.

shares

1 comment

  • Poor blameless victims of an unfair society! It serves the cancer ward right for having something that the “thieves” needed to feel accepted and didn’t already have through no fault of their own. How dare they oppress and alienate blameless victims of society in such a way. I hope the “thieves” get a free holiday at the very least.

    Report this comment

    Pete James

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

Crowds enjoyed the scorching sunshine on the first day of the Suffolk Show 2015.

The 184th Suffolk Show has been declared a “feast of excitement” by director Bill Baker.

UKIP MP Douglas Carswell is driven away in a police van for his own safety as he gets caught up in the anti-austerity protest in Westminster, central London, as protesters mark their opposition to measures set out in the Queen's Speech, following the State Opening of Parliament. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Clacton’s UKIP MP had to be protected by police in London after being confronted by protestors.

Police have closed the road

A motorcyclist has died after a crash on the A120 at Wix.

The Suffolk Young Farmers Tug of War at the Suffolk Show.

Having lived in the county for nearly 19 years, when telling people I had never been to the Suffolk Show, I was always given a surprised response.

Beautiful day for the first day of the Suffolk show

Town meets country with style and substance as Trinity Park basks in glorious spring sunshine. Lynne Mortimer reports on day one at the Suffolk Show.

Crowds enjoyed the scorching sunshine on the first day of the Suffolk Show 2015.
Hayden and Sienna Cawston in the beach area.

See your photos from day one of the Suffolk Show at Trinity Park today.

The mascots race at the Suffolk Show in the Presidents Ring.

Tractor Boy has spoken of his “regret” after finishing third in the Mascot Derby.

Glenn Williamson, from Williamson Partnership, will be featured on Homes Under the Hammer with a flat he has renovated in Ipswich.

An Ipswich businessman is to appear on the BBC show Homes under the Hammer after he increased the value of a property by £100,000.

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace, London, as the royal procession makes its way along The Mall ahead of the State Opening of Parliament. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 27, 2015. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

David Cameron said he aims to ensure the recovery reaches every part of the country – including the East of England – as the Queen delivered his One Nation agenda for the coming parliament.

John Dugmore of The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Prime Minister David Cameron has repeated his government’s pledges to invest in East Anglia’s infrastructure as the debate on the Queen’s Speech gets under way.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages