Reference 2017-526

REF:            2017-526

Subject:        Theft of hospital drugs

    

 

Request:

I would like to submit the following Freedom of Information Request regarding the theft of drugs by staff working in hospitals. Please  could you send me any information held in response to the following questions?

 

1)      Please state the number allegations of theft of hospital drugs by staff members that have been investigated by the trust in each of the last three financial years (2014-15, 2015- 2016, 2016-2017)?

2)      Please state the quantity and types drugs alleged to have been taken in these incidents, in each of the last three financial years.

3)      Please state the estimated financial value of drugs taken for each of the last three financial years

4)      Please state the number of occasions disciplinary action taken for drug theft, providing a breakdown of the number of occasions each kind of disciplinary action was taken in each of the last three financial years.

 

 

Response:

1)      Please state the number allegations of theft of hospital drugs by staff members that have been investigated by the trust in each of the last three financial years (2014-15, 2015- 2016, 2016-2017)? 14/15: One

15/16: n/a

16/17: One

2)      Please state the quantity and types drugs alleged to have been taken in these incidents, in each of the last three financial years.

 

 

14/15: Codeine and paracetamol. Undiscovered amount.

15/16: n/a

16/17: Diazepam and codeine, as this was around excessive use cannot be sure what was stolen and what was legitimately used.

3)      Please state the estimated financial value of drugs taken for each of the last three financial years

 

 

14/15: As the full amount was not uncovered this cannot be disclosed.

15/16: n/a

16/17: As the amount taken was not uncovered this cannot be disclosed.

4)      Please state the number of occasions disciplinary action taken for drug theft, providing a breakdown of the number of occasions each kind of disciplinary action was taken in each of the last three financial years. 14/15: One dismissal.

15/16: n/a

16/17: No further formal action taken against individuals.

 

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