Vulnerable Patients

Child protection and the protection of vulnerable adults are high priorities for the Trust and we have robust policies and procedures in place that are closely monitored and regularly reviewed. We take all the steps we can to ensure that these vulnerable patients are given the protection and care they need.

  • Safeguarding Children

    All staff at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBH) have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children (aged 0-18 years) who use…

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  • Safeguarding Adults

    A vulnerable adult is considered to be a person who is: An adult (aged 18 or over) And who is or may be in need…

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  • Mental Health

    A patient’s mental health is becoming increasingly important in our hospitals as the number of patients suffering dementia and other mental health illnesses is increasing.…

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  • Interpretation and Language Support

    We offer interpretation in most languages as well as British Sign Language interpretation. There is a Communication Folder on each ward which contains pictures, symbols…

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