Hospice Break in

Posted on: February 24th, 2020

We are devasted to let you know that in the early hours of this morning the main hospice building was broken in to. Thieves jumped over our boundary fence from Chamberlain Road and forced entry into the building. Over £2000 worth of equipment was stolen, including computer monitors and monitor stands, as well as cash from our onsite café, Dulcie’s.
Over £2000 worth of equipment was stolen, including computer monitors and monitor stands, as well as cash from the onsite café, Dulcie’s.

Nurses working the night shift alerted the police when the alarms were triggered, however the thieves did not go in to any areas where patients were being cared for.

Anna Wolkowski, chief executive at Dove House, said: “We are utterly devasted that the hospice has been the target of a break in. Dove House exists to improve the lives of local people and the thought of people wanting to do harm to the good work we do is horrendous.

"The staff that were working the night shift handled the situation so professionally and when the Police were called, they attended quickly and were very supportive. I want to assure the public that the break in did not go in to patient areas and that the safety of our patients is, and always will be, our primary concern.”

If you saw anything suspicious around the hospice grounds between 1am and 2am today (Monday 24th February) please contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting LOG NO.28 24/02/2020.