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3:30pm 11th November 2013


Emergency Department staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro are appealing for the return of a liquorice allsorts shaped piece of their play house that has gone missing.

The piece, which is part of a large soft play house bought following fundraising efforts by staff in the department, is shaped like large round liquorice.

The house was only introduced to the children's waiting area in mid-October and within 24 hours the piece had disappeared.

Staff are asking anyone who may have seen something to come forward. Sharon Etheridge, ED staff nurse, said: "The house cost several hundred pounds to buy and came from a specialist provider of equipment and toys for hospitals and those with special needs. It was brilliant because it allowed children brought into the department to be able to build the house as they wanted it and it provided a welcome distraction in what can be a daunting experience for them. We'd very much like to appeal to anyone who might have picked it up to please return it. The rest of the house is not useable without it and it will cost us a great deal to replace."

The ED team say toys often disappear but they tend to be just small things that children pop in their pockets and they accept that happens but this latest incident involves a very large piece of a brand new item of play equipment which had been bought through the fundraising efforts of staff for use by children who were coming to ED and so obviously in need of distraction.

Sharon added: "Members of our team had taken part in a number of activities and had spent time collecting money on the Piazza in Truro to raise enough to be able to buy this. We had waited until the new unit was almost completed before purchasing the house. We were so pleased to finally buy it and now we can't put it out."

If anyone has any information please contact PC George Torrance on 01872 253399 quoting crime number GT/13/2153


3:30pm 11th November 2013

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