A chamber pot, games consoles and medication have all gone missing in the £18,000 worth of items that have been reported stolen from hospitals in North Tees and Hartlepool a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Evening Gazette report: 

ALMOST £18,000 worth of items – from laptops through to a movable chamber pot – have been stolen from a hospital trust over the last five years.

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust has also seen games consoles and medication go missing.

In total, there was £17,870 worth of items stolen from the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, University Hospital of Hartlepool since 2007.

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