Medical device stolen from car

MEDICAL equipment worth £10,000 has been stolen from a patient’s car, and hospital bosses are desperate to get it back, reports thisisgloucestershire.

The man was driving to Cheltenham General Hospital when he stopped for petrol at Tesco in Cam. He returned to his car and drove off, not realising until later that the piece of kit had disappeared.

The machine, which is used to measure sleep patterns, was kept in a holdall similar to a laptop bag.

Will Sims, senior respiratory clinical physiologist at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The sleep study kit is of no use or resale value to anyone other than us at the hospital and our patients, so if anyone finds it we would really like it to be returned. I am sure that the person who took this probably thought it was a laptop.”