Ipswich Hospital plea for return of baby monitors

Neonatal nurses at a Suffolk hospital are appealing for the return of baby monitors worth £14,000 which have been loaned to parents.

At least 20 apnoea monitors used for babies with breathing difficulties and worth £700 each have not been returned to Ipswich Hospital.

Monitors can now be handed back anonymously in a box at the main maternity reception.

Tighter rules have now been introduced to ensure new monitors are returned.

Karen Clarke, lead nurse for special care said: "Even if the amnesty results in the return of one monitor it will be a success.

"I suspect most of them are sitting in the back of cupboards long since forgotten about."

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