Security beefed-up at hospital

A HOSPITAL in Ipswich is stepping up security today after thieves damaged property in a series of break-ins.

A HOSPITAL in Ipswich is stepping up security today after thieves damaged property in a series of break-ins.

St Clement's Hospital, in Foxhall Road, was targeted in the lead-up to Christmas and had two laptops stolen.

Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has responded by installing a 24-hour security guard and all staff are taking extra care to note anyone suspicious around the site.

David Leckie, director of estates and facilities, said: “It is saddening that an NHS Trust which serves local people has been targeted in this way.


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“Fortunately our staff have been vigilant in locking doors and desks. However, the thieves have caused significant damage to NHS property.”

Earlier this month, the Trust had two laptops stolen from a locked cabinet after burglars forced entry.

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The laptops did not contain any personal data and were mostly used for training purposes.

Anyone with information about the break-ins should call Ipswich police station on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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