Saturday 20 January 2018

Woman terrorised in car jacking at Temple Street Children's Hospital

Temple Street Children's Hospital
Temple Street Children's Hospital

A woman in her mid 30s was pulled from her car at Temple Street Children’s Hospital at 6.30am today.

The car was found burnt out a short time later at Store Street.

The woman was uninjured in the incident.

Gardai say the matter is under investigation. CCTV will be reviewed to help the investigation.

A spokesman for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital said: "The hospital seriously regrets to confirm that a night nurse who was moving her car from the staff car park to on-street parking at approximately 6.30am this morning was approached, had her keys taken from her and subsequently her car driven away by the thief.

"The Gardai later confirmed that the car was crashed and burnt out in Store Street, D1.

"Due to the fact that Temple Street is an inner city hospital, there is no public car park and very limited unofficial staff car parking which is used by night staff, who free up spaces for day staff when the change in shift occurs.

"Generally security staff who man the Emergency Department are available to walk out of the hospital with anyone at night time or very early morning if requested.

"Temple Street can also confirm this very unfortunate incident is an isolated one and no record of a similar incident over the last 20 years or more exists.

"Temple Street will however investigate additional security measures that need to be put in place when nurses are moving their cars at the change of shifts."

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