Making hospitals a safer place
Medical facilities can be surprisingly dangerous places to work for doctors, nurses, receptionists and other health professionals. Their work often involves dealing with incredibly sensitive items on-site too. Confidential patient records and more dangerous items, such as drugs and medical equipment, are often the targets of theft. In this environment, security is absolutely essential.
Patients will need to feel safe as they recover from injuries and illnesses, as any stress will be detrimental to the healing process. Yet, having security guards placed everywhere and in plain sight does not help them in their recovery. This also has to be balanced with the safety needs of staff who need to feel safe, secure and valued in order to carry out their jobs confidently and effectively.