Boxer shorts, leggings and driving licences were some of the more bizarre items stolen from west London hospitals last year.
As people lay ill in hospital or were bed-bound as they recovered from surgery hundreds of items were nicked, information exclusively obtained by getwestlondon reveals.
At specialist cancer hospital The Royal Marsden, in Chelsea, thieves stole ID badges, bicycles and kitchen food stock as well as iPads, purses, laptops and jewellery.
Unsurprisingly, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, which covers most of London and parts of the home counties, had the most amount of items stolen from its many facilities.
The motivation behind the thefts remains unclear as everything from boxer shorts and other clothing items to laptops, projectors, cash and chocolate were stolen.
There were 11 instances at the trust where money was stolen from personal accounts and the mystery remains over the theft of a driver's licence.
At Hillingdon Hospital, there were two cases of unspecified medical equipment being stolen as well as two vehicles.
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust only reported three items stolen last year - two tubes of moisturiser and some underwear.
Although the thieves seemed to want to take care of their appearance, the low figures could be explained by the fact the trust was only formed in October 2014. It consists of Central Middlesex Hospital, Ealing Hospital, Northwick Park, St Mark’s and community services across Brent, Ealing and Harrow.