Zero Tolerance

Violence or aggression towards staff or other patients will not be tolerated in our hospitals.

The Trust will seek to remove and prosecute individuals who behave inappropriately towards staff.

Body Worn Video

Clinical staff in some services in our organisation are trialling the use of new body worn video (BWV) camera technology in a pilot to deter acts of antisocial behaviour. Click here for more information.Β 

To read our privacy notice, see below:Β 
Body Worn Cameras – Clinical – Privacy NoticeΒ 

Support for victims of violence and aggression

We try and support staff who have been victims of violence and aggression at work, both in the immediate aftermath of the incident and during any following court proceedings against their aggressor. The Chief Executive speaks to every individual member of staff who have been assaulted to find out if we could do more to prevent violence against staff in future.

Many of our patients suffer from mental illnesses such as dementia which means they are sometimes confused which can make them violent. We are doing everything we can to make them comfortable in hospital and reduce cases of dementia-associated violence.