West Suffolk Hospital has been forced to install face mask dispensers after people have been helping them selves to “handful of masks at a time”.
Dispensers have been installed in several entry and exit points in the hospital with instructions for people to only take one.
The masks had been previous left in open boxes for people to use. In an email to staff West Suffolk Hospital said that “Unfortunately, this brought out the worst in some inconsiderate individuals who decided to help themselves to handfuls of masks at a time”.
The West Suffolk NHS foundation trust is continuing to encourage patients and visitors to wear their own face coverings when coming to hospital.