David Moran, 35, of Courtleet Way, and Craig Lancaster, 29, of Camrose Close, both Nottingham, will be sentenced in April after pleading guilty at the city’s magistrates’ court on Monday.
They admitted stealing bicycles from outside Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Chief Superintendent Rob Griffin from Nottinghamshire Police, who oversaw the force’s investigation into the thefts, said: “This is a shameful crime which has targeted our NHS colleagues at a time when they were working tirelessly to protect the public they serve.
“The speed and seriousness with which this case has been dealt with should leave anyone who thinks they can target hard-working members of our NHS in no doubt that they will be caught and that they will be dealt with robustly.”
The Crown Prosecution Service said Moran pleaded guilty to five counts of burglary, theft of a pedal cycle and common assault of an emergency worker.
Lancaster pleaded guilty to five counts of burglary, theft of a pedal cycle, common assault of an emergency worker and obstructing a constable in the execution of his duty.
Janine Smith, the chief crown prosecutor for the East Midlands, said: “The CPS is committed to supporting NHS and emergency workers and will play our part to ensure those who target them in criminal offences will be brought to justice.
“It was therefore particularly important to charge these defendants and ensure they were dealt with expeditiously through the courts. We will now be preparing the case for the sentencing in April.”
Additional reporting by Press Association.