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Patient Safety

The Trust believes that your safety and the safety of staff should be central to our systems and procedures.  If you see anything that you consider unsafe, please tell a member of the healthcare team immediately.

As part of our fire precautions, fire alarms are tested weekly.  In the event of a fire, you will hear a continuous alarm and be instructed by staff who will escort you to a safe area if necessary.

We are committed to putting Patient Safety as our top priority and to this end have signed up to the National Patient Safety Campaign. We are striving to make real measurable improvements in the safety of the care for our patients by:

  • decreasing the rate of adverse events
  • decreasing MRSA and C Diff infections
  • reduction in harm from anticoagulants
  • decreasing the death rates of patients within our hospital
  • reducing surgical infections
  • reducing crash calls

The hospital also has a duty of care for its staff.  In this regard we will not tolerate threatening behaviour, harassment, violence or abuse to staff and we reserve the right to prosecute such behaviour.

We are dedicated to giving you quality care and a safe environment. In return, we expect you to be co-operative and courteous to our staff.

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