HOSPITAL bosses have been reassured that issues with the storage of medicine have been resolved after £90,000 worth had to be written off over the latest 12-month period.

In August, it was revealed that a total of £57,000 worth of medicines used by the ophthalmology eye disorder department had been lost after staff failed to store them in fridges.

This figure has risen to £90,000, a total of £25,000 more than the previous year.

A report, discussed by board members at Barnsley Hospital yesterday, states that the issue has now been fixed.

It said: “Osman Chohan – interim chief pharmacist – attended to give reassurance that problems with processes and fridges in pharmacy have been fixed, following the waste of medicines that was identified earlier in the financial year.”