Gardai are investigating a series of thefts from a car park in one of the country’s busiest hospitals.

The break ins happened in Our Lady Of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda, early Saturday morning and a number of items were taken.

Jordan Dennis, whose wife Louise, a nurse in the hospital, had her car windows smashed in one attack told Meath Live it is not the first time such incidents have happened.

He said, ‘ I posted on Facebook about what had happened and a number of other nurses engaged with me to say this has happened a few times before.

‘It is a car park for the public but is also used by nurses, carers and doctors I mean can you imagine the mindset of the kind of person who goes into a hospital car park and does that.

‘People use that car park to visit cancer patients, to see family with cardiac issues, to visit those in pallative care and to say goodbye to loved ones, and they have to come out to face the fact their car has been broken into.

‘When Louise got home she called the hospital security to tell them about it but they refused to take a statement from her until she came in in person. She was just off night shift, shattered and shaken by what had happened and they wanted her to come back in !

‘As far as I know there are CCTV cameras covering the area so whoever was up to no good shouldn’t be too hard to identify.

‘It’s an ongoing issue that needs to be highlighted.’

A Garda spokesperson said, ‘ Gardaí are investigating two incidents of cars being broken into on Friday night at Our Lady Of Lourdes hospital.’