WORKFORCE: Nurses and other staff at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been told to be on their guard for thefts of antibacterial alcohol gel.

There have been a number of reports of the gel being stolen from wards and departments – and a man ran away when approached on a ward at Bassetlaw Hospital on 22 December.

It comes at a time when the trust’s staff are battling to keep norovirus at bay.

Although there are no wards affected by norovirus at Bassetlaw Hospital, three wards at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Montagu Hospital are currently closed due to an outbreak.