Ambulance monitor stolen

Police are appealing for information about the theft of a computer monitor used to help Worksop ambulance staff respond to emergency calls.

The touch screen monitor is used solely to relay information about patients from the East Midlands Ambulance Service’s control centre to ambulance crews, and cannot be used with any other device.

It was taken from an ambulance in Watson Road, Worksop, while its crew attended to a patient between 7.05pm and 7.20pm on Monday 22nd March.

Investigating officer PC Mark Handley said: “The theft of this screen is of no benefit to anybody, including the person or persons who stole it.”

“It is not a satellite navigation system and it is useless outside of the ambulance.”

“However, this is an essential piece of kit for the ambulance crew, who rely on it for information about where they need to travel to and the details of the patient they will be attending.”

“The theft resulted in the ambulance being taken off the road until the screen could be replaced. That obviously puts pressure on the ambulance service’s vehicle fleet, and could potentially affect their ability to respond to a life or death emergency.”

The MDT monitor is around the size of a large satellite navigation system screen.

Anyone who witnessed the theft or knows anything about it is urged to contact Notts Police by telephoning 0300 300 9999 ext 807 7561.

Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.