PARENTS have blasted lowlife thieves who stole a games console from a hospital playroom.
David Cameron, 35, whose six-year-old son is being treated at Glan Clwyd Hospital, said he was disgusted to find that a Wii console in the children’s ward playroom had been torn off the wall and stolen.
Mr Cameron said: “I can’t believe someone would be so low. For someone to do this is beyond me.
“My little boy has had a major operation. There are kids in there with cancer and who are really poorly. The games distract the children, get them away from the ward for a bit. One of the kids wanted to play on it and a woman on the ward had to tell them it was stolen. I’m just so disgusted.”
Mr Cameron said he was surprised the thief managed to remove the machine, as it was mounted inside a case, and security in the busy hospital is tight.
He said: “I understand that some has donated a new Wii, but I’m hoping someone can return the original. It’s the principal of it. I hope they feel a bit of shame and return it.”
Hospital staff described the incident, which echoed an appeal last year after several DVDs and computer games went missing, as a “blow”.
Chris Ruane, MP said: “It is absolutely scandalous that someone would even consider stealing from a hospital never mind a children’s ward.
“They should be ashamed of themselves for taking something which provided a respite for sick children at the hospital.”
Stacey Bedford, a nursery nurse said that the Wii was well liked by the children who stay on the children’s ward and was constantly played with.
She said: “A family of a child who was staying on the ward at the time that the Wii went missing, immediately rushed to the aid of the playroom and have replaced the Wii.
“The play staff and the nurses are very grateful to the family and the health board would like to thank them for coming to the rescue.”