Bromley hospital nurse criticises security as bag and car are stolen

PUBLISHED: 17:30 07 August 2013

A nurse at Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley says there is a lack of security around the site after her handbag and Mercedes were stolen while she was working.

Odette Pimentel, who lives in New Addington, said security is “not up to scratch” and added she is very disappointed there is limited CCTV in the car park.

The 39-year-old had put her bag on top of a locker as she says there aren’t enough lockers for all staff and the others were full.

She said: “The police have told me they can’t investigate because there is no CCTV where my Mercedes was parked, or outside the corridor to the staff room where my handbag was.

“I haven’t been able to travel to work since it happened on July 20 because the insurance won’t pay out. I think security at the hospital is disgraceful.”

South London Healthcare Trust, which runs the hospital at Farnborough Common, Orpington, said: “We have a professional, trained and skilled security team on the Princess Royal site and incidents of this nature are low.”

The trust says it is investigating the theft.

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