Our CCTV cameras are located in the hospital and around the grounds and car parks. We take the privacy and dignity of all our patients, staff and visitors very seriously, always taking care to position our cameras accordingly and do not have any hidden cameras in any of our public areas.
Images are recorded 24 hours a day and monitored from our security control room.
Security officers carry body-worn video (BWV) cameras which are used to record incidents so are not turned on all the time.
The Trust has strict policies and procedures about how and when all our cameras can be used.
Our cameras (Hospital Eyes) aim to:
- To protect staff, patients and visitors
- To protect Trust premises and Trust assets
- To increase personal safety and reduce the fear of crime
- To reduce incidents of violence and aggression to staff members
- To support the police in reducing and detecting crime
- To assist in identifying, apprehending and prosecuting offenders
- To provide a deterrent effect and reduce criminal activity
- To assist in the traffic management and car parking schemes.
Most of our cameras are static (fixed) but some zoom in, pan and tilt (move).
We only use our CCTV and BWV systems in accordance with the 12 Guiding Principles listed in the surveillance camera code of practice.
In addition to the Trust's privacy notice, use of CCTV and BWV cameras are governed by a number of local policies and procedures.