Jewellery, hearing aids, cash and false teeth are among items reported missing by patients at the Isle of Wight’s St Mary’s Hospital since 2016.
According to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, the highest-value single item was listed as being worth £1,900.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has revealed it has paid out £2,440 on seven claims of lost jewellery, £1483 pounds for eight lots of lost glasses and £1303 for non-NHS dentures, since 2016.
Additionally, 19 pairs of NHS dentures and 24 NHS hearing aids also went missing, but they are claimed for in a different way.
In total, seventy seven claims have been made for items lost by hospital patients over the past three years.
*A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:
“Coming into hospital for treatment can be daunting and we want to make sure that people have as positive experience as possible.
“While we will do our very best to look after people’s property, hospitals are very busy places and we would urge our patients not to bring high value items in with them.”