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Security & Safety

The Trust believes that your safety and the safety of our 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. 

The hospital 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.

Operation Cavell:

In October 2021, we launched a pilot scheme, called Operation Cavell.

Operation Cavell brings together experts from the NHS, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police, and Crown Prosecution Service, working together to improve the prosecution rates in criminal investigations following assaults on NHS workers.

Operation Cavell will help to protect health workers on the frontline and ensure that senior investigators review all crimes against NHS workers or volunteers, to increase prosecutions of those who assault NHS workers.

Find out more about Operation Cavell.

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