30 Apr 2009

Another breast pump stolen from Waikato hospital

5:14 am on 30 April 2009

The newborn intensive care unit at Waikato Hospital has been targetted by thieves again.

Another mobile breast pump, worth $3000, has been stolen.

The hospital says the pump disappeared between 7pm on Tuesday - 10am on Wednesday, leaving mothers of premature and sick babies to use two very old machines which were due for mothballing.

It says donated funds had only just arrived to replace two pumps stolen on Christmas Eve.