A HOSPITAL in Dalmuir has appealed to visitors asking them not to steal hand gel.

The Golden Jubilee Hospital said they have the hand gel in place to protect patients, staff and guests, as well as to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

An appeal was put on Facebook urging members of the public to "think of others" and not be a "hand gel thief".

The hospital said: "The best way to protect yourself and others is to wash your hands regularly with soap and water.

"Please don’t be selfish - think about the health of others, especially vulnerable patients – and help us keep everyone safe in our facilities."