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Hospital Security News Archive [2005 - 2007]

Hospitals step up security
Asheville Citizen-Times, NC - Dec 24, 2007
But hospitals nationwide are becoming increasingly dangerous, said Jeff Aldridge, a hospital security expert from Durham. Part of the increase can be ...

A clear message
Ceylon Daily News, 
Sri Lanka - Dec 20, 2007
It is also reported that the woman had walked out of the Hospital under the very nose of the Hospital security at the gate. An alert sentry would no doubt ...

Pioneer law to protect doctors
Calcutta Telegraph, India - Dec 17, 2007
... will now face three years in jail, the Andhra Pradesh government today said promulgating the first such law in a country plagued by hospital violence. ...

Security fears at hospital
Wiltshire Times, UK - Dec 7, 2007
In September, the Health Secretary, Alan Johnson, pledged to invest £97m into NHS hospital security. The costs of installing CCTV systems at the community ...

Doctor wants hospital guards armed with Tasers
National Post, Canada - Dec 4, 2007
Arming hospital security guards in Fort McMurray may be necessary given the level of violence regularly faced by nurses in urban centres, said Bev Dick, ...

Baby theft sparks security review
The West Australian, Australia - Nov 29, 2007
There was a Statewide review of hospital security five years ago after the attempted abduction of a baby from Osborne Park Hospital. ...

Drop-in day focuses on hospital security
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK - Nov 27, 2007
Police officers, the hospital's security manager and Temporary Chief Insp Carl Edwards were on hand yesterday to give staff information about a range of ...

Violence shocks our hospitals
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Dec 7, 2007
Dr Parnis said the Brumby Government should make attacks on emergency room workers aggravated offences that carried bigger fines and longer jail time,

Doctor wants hospital guards armed with Tasers
National Post, Canada - Dec 4, 2007
An emergency room doctor in Fort McMurray, Alta., wants security guards armed with Tasers or pepper spray to deal with escalating violence inside this ...

Hospital ER more violent: doc
Fort McMurray TodayCanada - Nov 30, 2007
Violence in the emergency department has spiked and we had quite a busy weekend,” said Dufresne Thursday. “Four people were hauled away by security and one ...

Cops to guard A & E
NW Evening Mail, UK - Nov 30, 2007
POLICE will patrol the corridors of Furness General Hospital in a major crackdown on Christmas violence. Determined to end drunken and drug-fuelled attacks ...

Cops to guard A & E
NW Evening Mail, UK - Nov 30, 2007
POLICE will patrol the corridors of Furness General Hospital in a major crackdown on Christmas violence. Determined to end drunken and drug-fuelled attacks ...

Baby theft sparks security review
The West Australian, Australia - Nov 29, 2007
There was a Statewide review of hospital security five years ago after the attempted abduction of a baby from Osborne Park Hospital. ..

Sheba Hospital staff to hold 2-hour strike over violence against ...
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Nov 20, 2007
Sheba emergency room director Dr. Eran Segal told the radio station that the hospital suffered from a lack of security. "This is a financial issue. ...

Dolan residents air concerns on proposed prison
Kingman Daily Miner, AZ - 2 hours ago
When an inmate became ill and was sent to the emergency room at the local hospital, the whole ER was shut down until the inmate was treated and moved. ...

Narace: Beef up hospital security
Trinidad News, Trinidad and Tobago - 4 hours ago
By LARA PICKFORD-GORDON Thursday, November 22 2007 HEALTH MINISTER Jerry Narace has directed the Regional Health Authorities to review and improve existing ...
NCRHA meets on hospital security Trinidad News
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Tasers could be restricted to high-ranking officers
Canada.com, Canada - 1 hour ago
Mark Karjaluoto, a spokesman for the Northern Health, said hospital security called the RCMP after failing to restrain a patient who was acting aggressively ...
Hospital patient in Prince George, BC subdued by police Taser The Canadian Press
Mounties used Taser on patient at BC hospital Times Colonist
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Violent ice addicts a threat to hospital safety: study
ABC Online, Australia - Nov 19, 2007
As the head of St Vincent's hospital emergency department, Professor Gordian Fulde and his staff are on the front line of the Sydney's drug problem. ...

security strong in newborn unit: hospital
The Daily News, Canada - Nov 17, 2007
in the wake of a hospital baby abduction in northern ontario, iwk health centre officials say the local hospital's security system - including patient swipe ...

despite discharge orders, fg spends night at hospital; security tight
GMA news.tvPhilippines - Nov 16, 2007
security remained tight at the st. luke’s medical center in quezon city on saturday as president gloria macapagal arroyo spent a second night there to keep ...

Hospital security bolstered; Bracelet system expected in place by ...
Sudbury StarCanada - Nov 14, 2007
Hospital administration and employees knew an infant abduction was a possibility, said Kaminski, "but it wasn'ta probability. And if you look at our history ...

Blacklist violent patients, plea from staff
This Is Lancashire, UK - Nov 10, 2007
Lorraine Jones, the hospital's security management specialist, said: "Sometimes NHS staff become so used to being the victim of abuse, threatening behaviour ...

Hospital security breach witnessed; Doctor without identification ...
Sudbury Star, Canada - 22 hours ago
Sudbury Regional Hospital officials insist security measures already in place at hospital sites are being strictly enforced as they search for ways to ...
Hospital security a top priority Sudbury Star
Bracelets key security aid Timmins Daily Press
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Huguley hospital, security firm sued over 2005 sexual assault
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - Nov 8, 2007
On Tuesday, attorneys for the victim filed a lawsuit in Dallas County against Huguley and the hospital's security company, Smith Security, alleging that ...

Drunken woman bit hospital security guard
Burnley Citizen, UK - Nov 6, 2007
By Wendy Barlow A DRUNKEN woman sank her teeth into a hospital security guard and abused an Asian police officer, a court heard. ...

Alarm at rise in hospital violence
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia - Nov 2, 2007
DRUGS, alcohol and waiting times have been blamed for a 37 per cent increase in the number of threats to staff in the state's public hospitals. ...

Verbal abuse, bullying at hospital
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - Oct 16, 2007
By Craig Borley Staff in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department are so abusive to new employees that some are quitting within their first weeks of work, ..

Doctors call for police protection
Gulf Daily NewsBahrain - Oct 18, 2007
Doctors at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) Accident and Emergency Department have now lodged an official complaint at the lack of protection they get. ...

Alarm at rise in hospital violence
Advertiser Adelaide - Adelaide,South Australia,Australia

DRUGS, alcohol and waiting times have been blamed for a 37 per cent increase in the number of threats to staff in the state's public hospitals. ...
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Hospital security levels questioned
Portsmouth Herald News, NH - Oct 26, 2007
By Elizabeth Dinan PORTSMOUTH — Maintenance workers act as security guards at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, police Lt. Fred Hoysradt said the morning after ...

'Man in hurry' attacks doctor
Gulf Daily News, 
Bahrain - Oct 23, 2007
By MANDEEP SINGH POLICE were called over yet another assault on a doctor at the Salmaniya Medical Complex Accident and Emergency Department yesterday. ...

Hospital security questioned
News24.com, South Africa - Oct 22, 2007
Pretoria - Security needs to be stepped up at the Seshego Hospital, the Public Servants Association (PSA) said on Monday. The PSA said that it condemned the ...

Security remedy for QEH
The Nation Newspaper, Barbados - Oct 20, 2007
by DONNA SEALY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (QEH) is pressing ahead with a comprehensive security programme, but there are still "issues" that need to be ...

Doctors call for police protection
Gulf Daily NewsBahrain - Oct 18, 2007
On Tuesday, a patient had to be restrained by doctors and nurses when he refused to leave the emergency room after being officially discharged. ...

New Zealand Herald
Radio New ZealandNew Zealand - Oct 15, 2007
There are also reports that some new employees at Dunedin Hospital are quitting within a week because of abuse from staff in the emergency department.

Kaweah Delta Hospital a safe haven
Fresno Bee (subscription), CA -
Oct 7, 2007
This spring, Mann said, he thought long and hard about hospital security. "I was concerned about trends in crime and gang activity in the community," Mann ...

RI Hospital patient, 96, robbed of rings
Providence Journal, RI - Oct 12, 2007
Some time that night, according to a complaint to the police and hospital security yesterday, a man dressed in the blue hospital smock of an employee came ...

Hospital drill sparks emergency
Ada Evening News, OK - Oct 11, 2007
The dispatcher asks the definition of “Code Zebra” and is told it means an infant abduction from the obstetrics ward. There was no mention during the phone ...

Drunk’s threats to hospital staff
Dorset Echo, UK - Oct 10, 2007
At 2.20am police officers were called to the accident and emergency department of Dorset County Hospital to deal with a man who was being aggressive towards ...

Hospital security officer accused of drug scheme released from jail
Columbus Dispatch, OH - Oct 9, 2007
One of the men accused in an elaborate scheme to distribute cocaine in Zanesville will be released from jail with an electronic ankle monitor. ...

Kaweah Delta Hospital a safe haven
Fresno Bee (subscription), CA - Oct 7, 2007
This spring, Mann said, he thought long and hard about hospital security. "I was concerned about trends in crime and gang activity in the community," Mann ...

Patient held after brawl
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Oct 3, 2007
Hospital security staff subdued the two men and called the police, but they broke free and ran for the main entrance. "They were chased through the hospital

Hospital security
The Daily Star, Bangladesh - Sep 25, 2007
Hospital/clinic security policies, including anti-sexual harassment policy and infant abduction response plan, should be formulated and made known to all ...

Second escape spurs hard look at psychiatric hospital security
NJ Blog, New Jersey -
by Lawrence Ragonese A top state official today ordered a thorough review of security procedures at all state psychiatric hospitals, embarrassed by the ...

Kearny County dedicates hospital expansion
Garden City Telegram, KS - Sep 27, 2007
The project originally began as an application for grant funding for safety code upgrades, including fire alarms, medical gas and hospital security systems. ...

Lost’ baby left locked in nursery
Rochdale Observer, UK - Sep 21, 2007
It is believed that the mix-up had been caused by a member of staff who signed a logbook to say Ruby had been collected by her mum. ...

Woman faces accusations after incident at hospital
Rutland Herald, VT - Sep 19, 2007
According to the woman, Bordeaux said she wasn't going to kill the woman, but claimed hospital security employees ripped her clothes off while Bordeaux was ...

Nurses under siege in tight quarters
ChronicleHerald.caCanada - Sep 19, 2007
In the meantime, staff say, there’sa continued need to admit people with critical psychiatric illness from the emergency department. ...

Security officer arrested on sex charges
Canton Repository (subscription), OH - Sep 14, 2007
CANTON An Aultman Hospital security officer arrested Thursday on warrants charging him with rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor remained held ...

The Reading Hospital Selects Encentuate for Identity and Access ...
TMC Net, CT - Sep 10, 2007
Reading's IT staff is able to manage hospital security policies and enforce user access rights through Encentuate's web-based centralized management tools. ...

Seattle hospital security afraid for their own safety
KTUUAK - Sep 2, 2007
by Kim Holcomb SEATTLE, Washington -- Security officers at a Seattle hospital that treats many critically injured Alaskans are expressing concern about ...

TMC overhauls handling of psychiatric patients
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - Sep 1, 2007
In some instances, staff members were going beyond acceptable practices to involve the hospital's security guards, or were shirking mandatory documentation, ...

Harborview's guards protest
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Aug 31, 2007
Following a 2005 review of the hospital's security, Harborview began hiring off-duty State Patrol troopers. Mankowski said a trooper is on duty around the ...
Harborview security guards claim hospital grounds too dangerous KOMO
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Assaults jump at facility for mentally ill
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription), WI - Aug 28, 2007
Staff at the Wauwatosa complex "feel that sense of being in jeopardy," following attacks this summer that sent some nurses to the emergency room, ...

Local Doctors Partner With SWAT Team
WLWT, OH - Aug 27, 2007
CINCINNATI -- For a group of emergency room doctors, volunteering with a police SWAT team has provided insights into what they see in their regular jobs. ...

Nurses must be protected
Courier MailAustralia - Aug 27, 2007
Solutions to hospital violence are few and far between. As long ago as 2002, a Senate inquiry report into nursing – ironically entitled "Time for Action" ...

Hospital urged to protect against violence
Boston Globe, United States - Aug 21, 2007
The assaults have led the Massachusetts Nurses Association to call Brockton Hospital the poster child for the need for workplace violence prevention. ...

OSHA asks Brockton Hospital to address workplace assaults
Brockton Enterprise,  United States - Aug 21, 2007
OSHA based its findings on employee interviews and a review of incident reports of workplace violence at Brockton Hospital over a six-month period, ...

 

Federal report shows Brockton nurses subjected to attacks
Boston Herald, United States - Aug 21, 2007
The OSHA report suggests Brockton Hospital develop a specific workplace violence safety committee and provide increased training on how to prevent patient ...

Security increased after hospital theft
Blackburn Citizen, UK - Aug 21, 2007
Hospital security advisors have been working closely with police since the theft of copper wire caused major problems for the hospital trust on Saturday. ...

Psychiatric nurses under assault
ChronicleHerald.caCanada - Aug 16, 2007
Several nurses were sent to the emergency department with injuries from these attacks. "This is not the first time we’ve had issues with Abbie Lane," Joan ...

Patient information left open online at Oregon hospital
OregonLive.com, OR - Aug 15, 2007
... such as Social Security numbers about patients at Sky Lakes Medical Center was available online for about a month when the hospital's security was down. ...

Nurses tell union of violent attacks suffered at hands of patients
ChronicleHerald.caCanada - Aug 10, 2007
Several nurses were sent to the emergency department with injuries from these attacks. One registered nurse, who did not want her name used, ...

State tries to treat hospital violence
OregonLive.com, OR - Aug 7, 2007
Westlund, who works in the emergency room at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, calls his run-in "really extreme," but violence in the health care field, ...

Hospitals review security following recent assault - cleveland.com

Cleveland Sun Newspapers, OH - Aug 9, 2007
By Joe Noga Cleveland's west side medical facilities are reviewing their safety and security policies following an incident that saw a man sexually assault ...

Nurses tell union of violent attacks suffered at hands of patients
ChronicleHerald.ca, Canada - Aug 10, 2007
... to remain anonymous, said some patients suffering from drug-related frenzies, such as "cocaine rage," are often admitted to the emergency room at first. ...

Doctor charged with sex assault on girl
East Anglian Daily Times, UK - Aug 9, 2007
... Paget as a senior house officer from August 2003 to April 2005 and as a specialist registrar in the accident and emergency department since May 2006. ...
Asian doctor charged with sexual assault Hindustan Times
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Doctor faces child sex assault charge
Great Yarmouth Mercury, UK - Aug 9, 2007
A DOCTOR has been charged with sexual assault and making indecent photographs, it emerged yesterday . Rashid Sandhu, 29, faces charges of sexual assault on ...

Hospital guards get stab-proof armour
Northampton Chronicle & Echo, UK - Aug 7, 2007
The hospital's security advisor, Andy Watkins, said: "We've had the vests for a while now. "We don't make staff wear them, but most of them choose to as a ...

Fake doctor exposes hospital security
NEWS.com.auAustralia - Aug 6, 2007
By Nicholas Ralston and Kim Christian PREMIER Morris Iemma has been accused by the opposition of ignoring hospital security, creating an environment in ...

Mentally ill man posed as doctor in emergency ward
The Australian, Australia - Aug 5, 2007
A MENTALLY ill man was able to roam a busy emergency department, masquerading as a doctor and "consulting" patients, in a serious security breach that ...

Officials act swiftly to tighten hospital security
SABC News, South Africa - 23 hours ago
The health department says it will improve safety at all its health facilities after the rape of a student nurse at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital. ...
Bara rape silence Vuvuzela Online
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Patient killed in hospital psychiatric ward
Canada.comCanada - Jul 31, 2007
The two men had no history of violence toward staff or other patients, Fraser said. Both patients were taken to the emergency room for treatment, ...

Hospital violence intervention pilot a success
Newstalk ZBNew Zealand - Jul 31, 2007
A programme encouraging women to speak out about domestic violence is already being called a success. Health Minister Pete Hodgson says the $11 million ...

Reports of abuse running at one a day - hospital
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand - Jul 30, 2007
National Women's Hospital says one woman a day is reporting some form of abuse under a pilot project aimed at helping the victims of family violence. ...

Clinton Hospital Security Heightened
CKNX Radio, Canada - Jul 27, 2007
Site administrator Bonnie Royal says the security check at the Clinton Public Hospital last night was a normal reaction to a very abnormal situation. ...

Attack near hospital a 'fluke'
Billings Gazette,  USA - Jul 19, 2007
Peter, a longtime Billings Clinic employee, had just parked her car in a lot across the street from the hospital's emergency department, officials said. ...

Working conditions at hospitals deplorable
The News-Press, FL - Jul 17, 2007
My second concern is the emergency room at Cape Coral Hospital. Granted they usually have an overload of many different illnesses; however, they seem to be ...

IMH looks at security options
Laramine BoomerangWY - Jul 19, 2007
Gandy presented the board with three options for updating hospital security, each involving hiring more staff. The first option would provide the hospital ...

Hospital security guard's arrest prompts hiring review
Daily Mail - CharlestonWV - Jul 13, 2007
by AP A Charleston Area Medical Center security guard arrested on a drug-related charge had a criminal record, prompting the hospital to review its hiring ...

Survey Shows Nurses Subjected To Workplace Violence
NewsNet5.com, OH - Jul 12, 2007
CLEVELAND -- A new survey conducted last year by the Emergency Nurses Association shows that nine out of 10 emergency room nurses said they have been ...

Sheriff: Inmate's family violated hospital security
Savannah Morning News, GA - Jul 6, 2007
The Chatham County Sheriff's Department has revoked visitation privileges for an inmate who is hospitalized in an intensive care unit, claiming the man's ...

Warning over hospital security
Guardian Unlimited, UK - Jul 11, 2007
Lax security in Britain's hospitals could give terrorists working in the NHS easy access to deadly viruses and dangerous chemicals, an expert has warned. ...

Attacks lead to hospital review
BBC NewsUK - Jul 6, 2007
Security advisor Barry Sobey said: "I am quite appalled to see the number of people who come in to the accident and emergency department under the influence ...

Christus Spohn sanctioned $30000 over surveillance video of ...
KRIS-TVTX - Jun 29, 2007
According to court records, two weeks after Debra Slough's abduction, a security manager at Shoreline made a copy of the surveillance footage. ...

Inmate charged with capital murder gets 38 years in robberies
Daily Press, VA - Jun 29, 2007
A man facing capital murder charges in the deaths of a hospital security guard and a deputy sheriff after he escaped from jail last summer was sentenced ...
William Morva sentenced to 38 years for attempted robberies Roanoke Times
Judge sentences Morva to 38 years for attempted robbery, other charges OurValley.org
Morva Sentencing WVVA TV
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SIW to Host Webinar on Hospital Security
SecurityInfoWatchIL - Jun 27, 2007
... emergency room security, infant abduction and more.
As part of the program, Jeff Aldridge, president of SAI and a former hospital security administrator ...

Hospital upgrades security
Cookeville Herald Citizen, TN - Jun 13, 2007
... and was installed by Southwestern Communications of Nashville with the help of the hospital's plant and facilities employees and hospital security. ...

Attack left nurse at risk for HIV
Boston Herald, 
United States - Jun 10, 2007
But, she said, the hospital requires access cards to enter high-security areas, such as the emergency department. There are panic buttons for staff, ...

Hospital safe room for violent patients
Warrnambool StandardAustralia - Jun 4, 2007
VIOLENT patients intoxicated by drugs and alcohol who arrive at Warrnambool's emergency department must sometimes be physically restrained for the safety of ...

Security Breach At Christ Hospital
WCPOOH - Jun 11, 2007
Hammitt was seen going in and out of rooms at Christ Hospital and was eventually noticed by hospital security. Monday morning he plead not guilty and the ...

Suspect Enters Patients' Hospital Rooms, Breaches Security
WCPOOH - Jun 10, 2007
He was eventually noticed by hospital security some time later. The suspect has been arrested at least five times in the past two years, including one just ...

SSKM nurses relent but want cop suspended
Kolkata NewslineIndia - Jun 19, 2007
We have also asked the hospital authorities to increase security in the campus and in the emergency department because we feel insecure.

Man convicted in hospital melee sentenced to home detention
Kentucky.com, KY - Jun 28, 2007
Superior Court Judge Vicki Carmichael sentenced Bonner to a year on a charge of battery for striking a hospital security guard, a year and a half for ...

Woman reports sexual assault

Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA - Jun 18, 2007
... Bluffs woman reported an alleged sexual assault Saturday at 12:22 am while being treated in the Alegent Health Mercy Hospital Emergency Department, ...

Christus Spohn sanctioned $30000 over surveillance video of ...
KRIS-TVTX - Jun 29, 2007
According to court records, two weeks after Debra Slough's abduction, a security manager at Shoreline made a copy of the surveillance footage. ...

Toronto baby kidnapped
Canoe.caCanada - Jun 27, 2007
By Sun Media A father is suspected of kidnapping his one-year-old daughter from her west-end Toronto home this morning. Toronto Police said Angelina De ...

“I’d Kill for a Baby”
calendarlive.com, CA - Jun 27, 2007
Infant abduction: "I'd Kill for a Baby" (10 pm TLC) documents the tragic phenomenon of infant abduction that extends from nonviolent hospital abductions to ...

Infant Abduction Prevention, Part 1
SecurityInfoWatchIL - Jun 26, 2007
One of the kidnappings occurred in the home; the other infant was taken from a local hospital. An infant abduction is truly a tragic and traumatic event for ...

'Fatal Fathers', Jessie Davis, Bobby Cutts, and the Myth of the ...
American Chronicle, CA - Jun 26, 2007
However, according to Emergency Room data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and the Justice Department, only about 1% of women's injuries are ...

Cops: Inmate Kills Officer at Hospital
BlueRidgeNow.com, NC - 4 hours ago
(AP Photo/Deseret Morning News, Scott G. Winterton) Authorities said a prison inmate out for a medical appointment wrested a gun from a corrections officer ...
Cops: Inmate kills officer at hospital Pioneer Press
Cops: Inmate Kills Officer at Hospital Philadelphia Daily News
Tattooed prison escapee recaptured after gun battle Daily Mail
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Thieves dressed as medics stole from hospital
Gazette & HeraldUK - May 28, 2007
And that has prompted the hospital's security team to issue a high priority action plan to deter the thieves from trying their luck again. ...

Ganga Ram Hospital foils child abduction attempt
Daily Times, Pakistan - 12 hours ago
LAHORE: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital security personnel on Monday arrested two women Sakeena and Riffat while they were trying to abduct a baby from the ...

Major hospitals in Delhi to get additional security
HinduIndia - Apr 29, 2007
The medical staff also demanded that ex-service men be handed over the responsibility of hospital security to bring in more accountability. ...

McCray's daughter files report against hospital security
Middletown Journal, OH - Apr 26, 2007
... by a Middletown police cruiser on Grand Avenue has filed a report alleging she was assaulted by an unnamed Middletown Regional Hospital security guard. ...

Hospital that treated Corzine got publicity, more security
The Trentonian - Trenton,NJ,USA
Jon S. Corzine left Cooper University Hospital last week, so did the state troopers who helped with hospital security and the reporters who took up ...

An ugly snapshot of unsafe Christchurch
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
A hospital security man did us a favour and told us to leave the hospital grounds. We were jeered and cursed into the street. When my colleague climbed on ...

Hospital guard injured in scuffle
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI - Apr 24, 2007
Police arrested a 49-year-old Hauula man for allegedly cutting a security guard with a knife at Straub Clinic and Hospital on Sunday. ...

Phony doctor fools hospital
National Post, Canada - Apr 23, 2007
In that instance, police allege that he told a security guard at the university campus that he was an official at the US embassy and could get the man a ...

Father hit with Taser while holding baby
abc13.com, TX - Apr 23, 2007
Now her father is speaking out, claiming a hospital security guard, an off-duty HPD officer, put his child in danger. The birth of a first child is supposed ...

Man Accused Of Carrying Gun Into Hospital
Eyewitness News Memphis, TN - 11 hours ago
Memphis police say a hospital security guard chased Ladell Walker after he saw Walker carrying a handgun. It happened Sunday night, April 22, 2007. ...

Parking garage draws thieves
Visalia Times-Delta, CA - Apr 21, 2007
Dena Cochran, vice president- of development for Kaweah Delta, said hospital security personnel will patrol the hospital's section of the garage.

Police seek abduction, domestic violence suspect
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Apr 20, 2007
Dexter Benjamin, 41, of Daytona Beach, is accused of abducting the woman this morning from her job at Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial, said Ormond Beach ...

Drug violence in our wards
Advertiser Adelaide, Australia - Apr 1, 2007
Royal Adelaide Hospital emergency department doctor David Caldicott said 85 per cent of drug strategy funding went to policing, rather than health. ...

Study reveals prevalence of sex violence
Nashua Telegraph (subscription), NH - Mar 31, 2007
... a method of assuring privacy in a hospital’s emergency department. Little also pointed out the costs to personal health of sexual and physical violence. ...

Man has ‘rude awakening’ about mental health care
NorthernLife.caCanada - Mar 27, 2007
However, he did speak about hospital procedures. In any case where there’sa threat of violence at the hospital, the police are called to protect the safety ...

Officers make appeal to save hospital security jobs
ABC7Chicago.com, IL - Mar 20, 2007
By Charles Thomas. March 20, 2007 - A group of police officers is fighting to keep security jobs at Stroger Hospital. Like many county jobs, these positions ...

Violence is 'part of the job' for hospital staff
Leamington Spa, UK -
Dealing with attacks and aggression from patients has become part of the job for nurses at Warwick Hospital's A&E. There have been 29 incidents of physical ...

Hospital Security In Region 8
KAIT, AR - Mar 12, 2007
JONESBORO, AR - After the weekend abduction of a five-day-old baby from a hospital in Texas, hospitals in Region 8 want to ensure patients that they take ...

The terrifying night a Capital hospital turned into riot zone
Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The pictures are to be shown as part of a BBC Panorama investigation into hospital violence tonight. The show also includes security camera footage from the ...
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Violent patients are costing the NHS £100m a year
Healthcare Republic (press release), UK -
Attacks on NHS staff have been estimated to cost the NHS £100m a year, according to a BBC Panorama programme to air this evening (26 February). ...

Attack on NHS staff every 7 minutes
This is London, UK -
An estimated 75000 medical staff - one every seven minutes - were the victims of drink and drug-fuelled assaults by patients last year. ...

Hospital Security News - February, 2007

Attacks on nurses 'cost £100m a year'
Telegraph.co.uk, UK - 9 hours ago
Violence against NHS staff is costing the taxpayer more than £100 million a year, a documentary will reveal tonight. An estimated 75000 health workers were ...

Extra guards for violent patient
BBC News, UK - 12 hours ago
Hospital officials have revealed that they spent £42000 on security measures to cope with a single abusive patient. Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI) paid for ...

Hospital security bills escalate
ic Scotland.co.ukUK - 9 hours ago
Hospital bosses have revealed they had to spend £42000 on security measures to cope with a single abusive patient. Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (ERI) has ...

On-the-spot fines for violent patients
Norwich Evening News, UK - Feb 9, 2007
“Some nurses or doctors are more tolerant than others, with many thinking a small push or verbal abuse is not an assault. But we encourage them not to be ...

Man in police custody after incident at hospital
The Herald-Times (subscription), IN - Feb 9, 2007
... to get him to release his grip on her neck. As he let go, Arthur, Romoser and a hospital security officer all fell to the ground and continued struggling.

Johns Hopkins Alerts Patients, Employees, Retirees to Data Loss
WTOPDC - Feb 7, 2007
By ALEX DOMINGUEZ. AP Writer. BALTIMORE (AP) - Backup tapes with personal data on more than 135000 Johns Hopkins patients, employees and retirees were lost ...

Police tighten up hospital security
Comet 24, UK - Feb 1, 2007
IN the first operation of its kind at Lister Hospital, police moved in to dispense help and advice to patients and staff. Officers spent two days there in a ...

High 5 for Hospital Security Guard
KSL-TV, UT - Feb 1, 2007
(KSL News) We gave our High 5 this morning to a man who's described as a wonderful grandfather, great father, husband, coach and all around good guy. ...

Hospital Security News - January, 2007

Patients' personal information threatened with computer theft
Salina Journal, KS - Jan 28, 2007
In the meantime, she said, the hospital's security policies on the use of laptop computers are being reviewed. There have been laptop thefts from government ...

Morva's trial to take place in September
New River Valley Current, VA - Jan 17, 2007
CHRISTIANSBURG --William Morva will be tried in September on charges that he killed a hospital security guard and a Montgomery County deputy after escaping ...
Escaped Inmate To Stand Trial WTKR Your NewsChannel 3
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Officers search for bomb at south-side hospitals
Monitor, TX
At McAllen Medical Center and McAllen Heart Hospital , security guards instituted a temporary lockdown at about noon and only admitted hospital employees ...

Man in police custody in hospital security scare
ABC7Chicago.com, IL - Jan 12, 2007
January 12, 2007 - A man who allegedly sneaked into a suburban hospital dressed up as a doctor is now in police custody. Police say 22-year-old Kelly ...

Police: Drug Suspect Causes Hospital Lockdown
KMBCMO - Jan 8, 2007
Shortly after 6 pm, the Buchanan County sheriff and hospital security ordered a lockdown of the Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. ...

Doctor's throat cut at St. John's
Springfield State Journal Register, IL
The incident will prompt a review of the hospital's security procedures, he said. "Always after something like this happens, you look and see what worked ...

Fake doctor breaches hospital security
Chicago Tribune, IL - Jan 10, 2007
Police today are looking for a 22-year-old Homewood man who allegedly gained access to a hospital by impersonating a doctor and then drove off dragging a ...

Pleas to improve hospital security
ic Birmingham.co.ukUK - Dec 27, 2006
UNION leaders have revealed they are to campaign for better security at hospitals across the Midlands. It comes in the wake of a man taking a doctor and two ...

Family Sues Hospital, Security Guards After Son's Death in ER
NBC 4.com, DC - Dec 27, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Howard University Hospital is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit because of a death in its emergency room two years ago, but the primary ...

Hospital Security News - 2006

Are Feet More Dangerous Than Fists?
CBS News, NY - 19 hours ago
... send someone to the University Hospital of Wales ... The university's emergency department serves 1.5 million people in ... the use of feet in violence, and preventing ...
Boots are more dangerous than blades, Welsh uni research finds ic Wales
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One-third physically assaulted, half emotionally abused ...
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada - Dec 12, 2006
... most at-risk for assault. The WRHA is also releasing a report next year on hospital security. Currie said better TV surveillance ...

Tas police to investigate nurse bashings
ABC Online, Australia - Dec 8, 2006
... TIM JEANES: The Liberal State Opposition is blaming budget cuts for a failure to fix a hospital security camera that broke two months ago. ...

Flu pandemic might cause security headaches
News & ObserverNC - Nov 30, 2006
... Hospital security forces across the state are also drawing up plans for crowd control, emergency traffic patterns and restricted access to their buildings ...

The grim facts of hospital violence
The Herald, UK - Nov 12, 2006
THEY should be among the safest of places, where the sick and injured can be treated in a secure environment. But new figures show ...

Man jailed over hospitalhatchet horror
BBC News, UK  - 19 hours ago
... A man filmed on CCTV cameras chasing people with a hatchet in a Belfast hospital has been jailed for 15 months.  Hospital security staff managed to restrain them until ... they were the one's dishing out the violence.". ...

Adolescent health: The emergency room

Young People Now, UK - Nov 14, 2006
... A&E) department of King's College Hospital in Denmark ... people used our accident and emergency department last year. ... assaulted or subject to violence may just ...

I'm the doctor,you're under arrest
Manchester Evening News, UK - Nov 16, 2006
... doctor who was worried about violence on the ... working on the psychiatric wards at Wythenshawe Hospital. ... faced by staff and patients in the emergency department. ...

The grim facts of hospital violence
The Herald, UK - Nov 12, 2006
... are direct telephone lines to local police stations at the accident and emergency department. ... the right to come to work without the fear of assault or abuse. ...

Hospital violence: Alarming figures reveal increase in assaults on ...
Edgware Times, UK - Nov 9, 2006
By Alex Galbinski. A 50 per cent increase in the number of assaults on staff at Barnet and Chase Farm hospitals has made them among ...

Casualty thugs will face £80 fines
This Is Lancashire, UK - Nov 3, 2006
PATIENTS who abuse or assault staff in the casualty department at the ... country, will see an increased police presence in the accident and emergency department. ...

Hospitals on attack alert
NEWS.com.auAustralia - Oct 31, 2006
... Mr Hill said the Health Department was setting up a taskforce to study hospital violence and develop strategies to deal with patients whose conditions caused ...

Hospital Security News - September & October, 2006

Woman arrested on 5th DUI, police say
Patriot-NewsPA - 7 hours ago
... A woman accused of trying to smother her ill husband was placed in prison without bail after officials said she battled hospital security guards during a blood ...

Surgery needed after fight in hospital
Reading Eagle, PA - Oct 12, 2006
... Hospital security guards broke up the fight as it spilled out of the elevator into the hallway behind the emergency room, officials said. ...

Police: Gunman Arrested At Brevard Co. Hospital
WESH.com, FL - 13 hours ago
... Hospital security guards were able to get the gun away from the man, WESH 2 News reported. Police have removed the man from the hospital. ...
Man With Gun Arrested At Hospital Local6.com
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Hospitals recheck security process
New Brunswick Home News Tribune, NJ - Oct 6, 2006
... Lazzarotti, Saint Peter's University Hospital's director of marketing and media relations, said she could not comment on that hospital's security because law ...

Three injured in hospital bomb blast
The Australian, Australia - Oct 1, 2006
... outside the Mersin State Hospital's emergency department, shattering windows ... treated at the emergency department, the report ... a surge of rebel violence that has ...

Hospital security boosted after attack
Victoria Times Colonist, Canada - Sep 14, 2006
The shocking death of an elderly volunteer who was attacked at Campbell River hospital in April has prompted several security upgrades including new cameras ...

Hospital security boosted after attack
Victoria Times Colonist, Canada - Sep 14, 2006
The shocking death of an elderly volunteer who was attacked at Campbell River hospital in April has prompted several security upgrades including new cameras ...

Hospital-security woes must be remedied soon
New Brunswick Home News Tribune, NJ - Sep 4, 2006
The mother of the South Brunswick teen who stabbed his father to death with a samurai sword in 2002 and last year walked unquestioned out of the Trenton ...

Woman claiming assault sues hospital, security firm
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Aug 18, 2006
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Staff Reporter. A 50-year-old Bensenville woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a Central DuPage Hospital ...

Security hospital officials mum on investigation into escapes
Grand Forks Herald, ND - Aug 20, 2006
... escape plans. But Halberg was unable to obtain a copy of the state investigation into hospital security concerns. "Further evidence ...

Hospitals review security procedures after shooting
WDBJ7.com - Roanoke,VA,USA
The shooting death of a hospital security officer has area hospitals looking over their own security procedures.  Derrick McFarland ...

New Brunswick Home News Tribune, NJ  - Sep 4, 2006
Hospital security woes must be remedied soon
The mother of the South Brunswick teen who stabbed his father to death with a samurai sword in 2002 and last year walked unquestioned out of the Trenton ...

Hospital Increases Security After Gang Threat
WRAL.com - Raleigh,NC,USA
... Hospital security implemented a safety plan to ensure patients, employees and visitors were safe, said Pam Tripp, the hospital's vice president of business ...

Teen, unborn baby burn to death
News24, 
South Africa - Sep 3, 2006
... with her baby.
Medical staff became aware of the fire only when a hospital security guard alerted them to the flames. Pointing to ...

Fisherman steals patient's mobile
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Sep 1, 2006
... it was gone. She gave a description of the man to hospital security staff, who found him elsewhere in the complex. The phone was ...

Psychiatric Patient Captured In Maine
Hartford Courant, United States - Sep 1, 2006
... Sastrom escaped about 2:15 pm Hospital security officials alerted local police immediately and issued an all-points bulletin 35 minutes later to other state ...

Hospital-security woes must be remedied soon
New Brunswick Home News Tribune - New Brunswick,NJ,USA
The mother of the
South Brunswick teen who stabbed his father to death with a samurai sword in 2002 and last year walked unquestioned out of the Trenton ...

Carilion Hospital Security
WSLS.com - Roanoke,VA,USA
A week after the escape of Willliam Morva and the deadly shootings of hospital security guard Derrick McFarland and Sheriff’s Corporal Eric Sutphin, the new ...

Nude man causes shake-up at API
Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage,AK,USA
... Even as the API staff zoomed in on the spectacle of his nudity with a hospital security camera, no one at the hospital did anything to help him, an ...

Hospital Security News - July & August, 2006

Security hospital officials mum on investigation into escapes
Grand Forks Herald, ND - Aug 20, 2006
... escape plans. But Halberg was unable to obtain a copy of the state investigation into hospital security concerns. "Further evidence ...

 

Craven confident security at area hospital is secure
New Bern Sun Journal, NC - Aug 21, 2006
... spokeswoman. William Morva shot and killed a hospital security guard during his escape from Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va. ...

 

Woman claiming assault sues hospital, security firm
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - Aug 18, 2006
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Staff Reporter. A 50-year-old Bensenville woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a Central DuPage Hospital ...


Deseret News Dogs put bite in hospital's security
Deseret News, UT - Aug 12, 2006
ST. GEORGE — Wanted: Able-bodied people willing to wear a "bite suit" and let an 80-pound security dog chase them down as they're running away. ...

Hospitals review security procedures after shooting
WDBJ7.com, VA - Aug 28, 2006
The shooting death of a hospital security officer has area hospitals looking over their own security procedures. Derrick McFarland ...

Report criticizes discharge policy at API
Anchorage Daily News, AK - 13 hours ago
... A hospital security camera recorded him naked except for socks and the spit hood, which an API staff member yanked off, the law center said. ...

Hokie Volunteer continue to raise funds to honor local law ...
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times Online Edition, VA - 10 hours ago
... The weeklong campaign was to honor Montgomery County Regional Hospital security guard Derrick McFarland and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department deputy ...

Security guard killed, manhunt under way in Blacksburg
Roanoke Times, VA - Aug 20, 2006
... Shots were fired, and an unarmed hospital security guard, 26-year-old Derrick McFarland, was shot and killed. McFarland had tried to help the deputy. ...

Elderly man shoots wife in head, then kills himself in BC hospital
ChronicleHerald.caCanada - Aug 30, 2006
... Hospital security in British Columbia became the focus of a coroner’s inquest after an man fatally shot his estranged wife and her mother at Mission Memorial ...

Police Search for Suspects After Shoot-Out Near Sinai Grace
WXYZ, MI - Aug 30, 2006
... a telephone pole instead. The two men bailed out of the car and exchanged shots with hospital security. Inspector Steven Dolunt ...

Mourners remember deputy, security guard killed during manhunt
Daily Press, VA - Aug 24, 2006
... All Virginians are with you today," Kaine told hospital security guard Derrick McFarland's widow, Cindy, and the couple's two children. ...

USA Police satellite campus patrols in question following July ...
University of South Alabama NewsAL - Aug 29, 2006
... According to the USAPD and hospital security, the campus police not patrolling its own hospital system is not an unusual occurrence. ...

Man kills wife, then himself, at BC hospital
CTV.caCanada - Aug 30, 2006
... Hospital security in British Columbia became the focus of a coroner's inquest after an man fatally shot his estranged wife and her mother at Mission Memorial ...

Murder-suicide rocks Penticton hospital
Canada.comCanada - Aug 29, 2006
... Hospital security in BC became the focus of a coroner's inquest after an estranged husband fatally shot his wife and her mother at Mission Memorial Hospital in ...

Nurse loses Beaumont laptop with 28,000 names
DetNews.com, MI - Aug 22, 2006
... to carry laptops. "It was a terrible mistake that she made," said Chris Hengstebeck, hospital security chief. Although experts say ...

One-track mind
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription), WI - Aug 28, 2006
... homes. The company later expanded into hospital security systems to prevent newborn infants and children from being abducted. Over ...

Patients' IDs safe; stolen laptop found
Detroit Free Press, United States - Aug 24, 2006
... The laptop was recovered Wednesday after hospital security officials got more than 50 tips from people responding to a hotline number disseminated Tuesday. ...

Laptop found; no patient data stolen
DetNews.com, MI - Aug 23, 2006
... "Beaumont has learned a lesson, and we don't want to go down this road again," said Chris Hengstebeck, hospital security chief. ...

Wareham man charged in hospital assaults
Brockton Enterprise,  United States - Aug 31, 2006
... “We are pleased that the close cooperation of hospital security and the Wareham Police Department resulted in a timely arrest in this case,” she added. ...

Memphis region hospital faces federal funding cuts
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription), TN - Aug 29, 2006
... Regarding hospital security, inspectors noted that a detox-unit patient was charged by police in May with raping another detox patient. ...


CTV.ca Man kills wife, then himself, at BC hospital
CTV.caCanada - Aug 30, 2006
... news agency. But New Democrat Adrian Dix said hospital security would likely have done little to prevent such an incident. "We'll ...

Veterans Treated At Hospital At Risk For ID Theft
WPXI.com - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
... learned that about 11,000 patients treated at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh ... computer is believed to contain names, addresses, social security numbers, dates of ...

ID or Identification Card Technology for Hospital and Medical ...
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA
... boost in security. They are more expensive, but do provide you with the security required by a hospital or medical environment. ...

Patients at risk, say former guards
Blackburn Citizen - UK
... The hospital security service is run by Haden Building Management Limited, a wing of the private consortium which built the hospital. ...

Hospital assaults triple in three years
Sunderland Echo - UK
... A spokesman for the hospital said: "The yellow card stage will be used when a patient or ... "The red card stage will be entered should the violence or aggression ...

Attacks Treble on Hospital Staff
South Tyneside Today UK
ATTACKS on hospital staff have more than trebled in the last three years, it has been revealed.... A DOG had to be put down after ...

Hospital Sex Assault Suspect Heads To Court
cbs4denver.com - Denver,CO,USA
... Hill's mother Cynthia Lee said she was very surprised to see her son in the hospital security video that was shown on TV. She told ...

Hospital Security News - July, 2006

Zero tolerance stance fails to stop attacks on NHS workers
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... by the Scottish Executive have failed to stop NHS staff facing violence in the ... falling prey to the same violent patients who return to the hospital week after ...

Spotlight on hospital violence
This Is Lancashire - Blackburn,England,UK
VIOLENCE towards staff at Fairfield and North Manchester General Hospitals is under the spotlight as new guidelines are issued during a security awareness week ...
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Focus is on protecting health staff
This Is Lancashire - Blackburn,England,UK
VIOLENCE towards staff at
Fairfield Hospital is under the spotlight as new guidelines are issued during a security awareness week. ...

Hospital guard tab rises
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA
... expensive, he said. Hospital security has been an ongoing concern, particularly after two shootouts at
Parkland's emergency room. ...

Forensic nurses work where law, medicine intersect
Birmingham News - Birmingham,AL,USA
... a forensic nursing student at Quinnipiac who orchestrated the fake hospital scene as ... can mean working with victims of domestic and sexual violence or elder and ...

Two In Custody In Parking Lot Attendant Killing
NBC 10.com - Philadelphia,PA,USA
... It just shows that we're just as susceptible to violence as anyone else ... admitted that they are checking another robbery that occurred at Hahnemann Hospital. ...

Woman arrested at Manatee Memorial Hospital
Bradenton Herald - FL, United States
A woman was charged with resisting arrest with violence, resulting in minor injury to ... reported he had dropped off a person at
Manatee Memorial Hospital and was ...

Body found in hospital parking lot
Farmington Daily Times - Farmington,NM,USA
... An investigation into the cause of death is ongoing, he said. Police are currently reviewing hospital security camera film to discern additional information. ...

Hospital Security – International News - June, 2006

Violence won't be tolerated
Townsville Bulletin - Northern Australia,Australia
... Frontline emergency department staff, in particular, have found ... about the fact that any violence perpetrated against ... to 150 calls for security assistance are ...

Surrendered militant killed in Kashmir hospital ward
Newindpress (subscription) - Chennai,India
... Guerrillas managed to enter the
Institute of Medical Sciences, which is heavily guarded by paramilitary forces and the hospital security. ...

Swords create terror in Mohali hospital
Chandigarh Newsline - Chandigarh,India
... The terrified staff of the Emergency Ward, complained about the lack of security for hospital staff even though they deal with all kinds of medico-legal cases ...

Hospital Security News - March, 2006

News from the US

Hospital's security questioned Within three months, 25 psych ...
Lowell Sun - Lowell,MA,USA
... Town and state officials have repeatedly questioned the hospital's security policies. Their concerns are rooted in an incident that ...

News from Around the World

Striking doctors meet Valse-Patil, demand more security
Webindia123 - India
... for provision of security on par with a public servant could be considered and urged them to withdraw the strike. He said that the hospital services could not ...

Hospital Security News - for February, 2006


Assault attempt reported at Northwestern Hospital
Chicago Tribune, United States - Feb 10, 2006
Chicago police are searching for a man who attempted to sexually assault a nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Friday, officials said. ...

2 men wounded after shootings at Detroit hospital
DetNews.com -
Detroit,MI,USA - Feb 6, 2006
... detector. Two hospital security guards then pulled their guns and shot the shooter after attempts to disarm him failed. Police said ...

Two men in critical condition after hospital shooting
WOOD-TV -
Grand Rapids,MI,USA
... 40 pm. A hospital security guard observed the shooting and then shot the gunman. Officials also say the two men are related. They ...

Alleged rape shakes hospital security
Minnesota Daily -
Minneapolis,MN,USA - Feb 2, 2006
... Jennifer Amundson, communications consultant for Fairview Health Services, said the hospital has security around the clock. "We ...

Northwest Hospital Chain Loses Patient Data
Consumer Affairs - Feb 2, 2006
By Martin H. Bosworth. The latest case of stolen consumer data involves a laptop containing the medical and personal records of 365,000 ...

Sergeant alleges harassment, seniors say ‘mentally unstable'
Ahmedabad Newsline - Ahmedabad,India
... drama unfolded at the GK General Hospital, where before the hospital staff and public, Air Force officials clashed with the hospital security staff demanding ...

Extra security crackdown on aggressive hospital smokers
Scotsman - United Kingdom
EXTRA security guards are set to be drafted into Edinburgh's main hospitals to ... At the moment, smokers congregating in hospital entrances is a major source of ...

Hospital security defended following child abuse
Radio New Zealand, New Zealand - Feb 3, 2006
The Ministry of Health is defending hospital security following a report into two separate cases where babies already in hospital were deliberately re ...

60-year-old missing from KEM Hospital
Mid-Day Mumbai -
Bombay,India
... Ramu and Saraswathi approached KEM's dean Nilima Kshirsagar, who told them that the hospital security would report their findings the next day. ...

Hospital Security News - for January, 2006

Man charged with raping woman at hospital
KARE - Minneapolis,MN,USA
... is reviewing its security policy after a new mother said she was raped several times. The woman was staying at a non-patient room at the hospital about one ...

Patients' information stolen in 3 thefts
Seattle Times - United States
... The hospital stressed that there was no information on patients of Providence hospitals or ... Most of the patient records also included Social Security numbers.

HOSPITAL CHANGES GUARD
KPVI-TV - Pocatello,ID,USA
... positions will be rotated with patrol deputies for the county. That means they can all provide hospital security and patrol the streets.

Delta Drill Tests Hospital's Security Measures, Recall
Bethesda Journal - MD, USA
... The hospital will hold Auxiliary Security Force classes in early spring to train additional Sailors. Those Sailors, along with the ...

Mental Health Dept. to address concerns Commissioner meeting with ...
Lowell Sun - Lowell,MA,USA
... Exasperated town and state officials had questioned the hospital's security after one of its patients caused a three-car crash while fleeing from police and ...

News from around the world

Tramp stole my hospital bed!
Daily Mail - UK - UK
... His wife Vera, 62, said she had to plead with nurses to change the bed's linen after hospital security removed the intruder following the incident in October. ...

Assistance sought by police following indecent assault at a ...
NSW Police Online - Australia
... man left. The matter was immediately referred to hospital security and Eastern Beaches police who attended the scene. Police are ...

Probe on female assault at hospital
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
... "The matter was immediately referred to hospital security and the NSW police who interviewed the patients and staff involved," the spokeswoman said. ...

Hospital Security News - for December, 2005

Death of woman in hospital investigated
Duluth News Tribune, MN - Dec 25, 2005
... occur within hospital grounds. And hospital security experts say serious crimes against patients are rare. A state Health Department ...

St. Paul police investigate hospital death
Pioneer Press, MN - Dec 22, 2005
... Three days after her death, two people suspected of trespassing fought with hospital security officers and were arrested, the affidavit said. ...

Police arrest man over medicine theft
The Nation, MalawiMalawi - 3 hours ago
... government hospitals. Chifisi said the police are still investigating how the drugs managed to pass through hospital security. He ...

 

James Cook Hospital Boosts Its Security with Bewator's Access ...
Security ParkUK - Dec 13, 2005
... administration system is one of the key benefits of the Granta system: although simple to use it provides a wealth of data to hospital security, and allows ...

Security stepped up at Leelavati Hospital for Amitabh
Hindu, India - Dec 4, 2005
... But the TV reporter, succeeded in bypassing the hospital security-- first at the hospital entrance, pretending to be a patient, and secondly outside the ICU ...

Security for Bachchan stepped up at hospital
Rediff, India - Dec 4, 2005
Security at Lilavati Hospital, where superstar Amitabh Bachchan is undergoing treatment, has been stepped up after a television reporter allegedly barged into ...

Security stepped up for Bachchan at the Hospital
Hindustan Times, India - Dec 4, 2005
Security at Leelavati Hospital, where superstar Amitabh Bachchan is undergoing treatment, has been stepped up after a TV reporter allegedly barged into the ...

Met boost hospital security
This Is Hertfordshire, UK - Dec 8, 2005
Staff from the Royal Free Hospital will be the first from London NHS trusts to work as special police officers in an effort to reduce crime on the premises. ...

Death of woman in hospital investigated
Duluth News Tribune, MN - Dec 25, 2005
... occur within hospital grounds. And hospital security experts say serious crimes against patients are rare. A state Health Department ...

Woman breaches Bachchan security cover
Mid-Day Mumbai, India - Dec 5, 2005
... However, on noticing her presence, the hospital security guards questioned her. She gave incoherent answers and said her relative was admitted in the ICU. ...

Bomb attack outside Iraqi hospital kills 30
Middle East Times - Cairo,Egypt
... but
US military spokesman Sergeant David Abrams said that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who failed to penetrate the hospital security perimeter ...

IRAQ ATTACKS KILL 50
Special Broadcasting Service - Australia
... But US military spokesman Sergeant David Abrams said the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who did not penetrate the hospital security perimeter. ...

Hospital babies get electronic tags
Tameside Advertiser - UK
...
Tameside Hospital. NEWBORN babies at Tameside Hospital could be protected with electronic tags in a planned security shake-up. Cots in ...

Thefts prompt security boost for hospital
MyTown Bay of Plenty - Bay of Plenty,New Zealand
... that over the past several months there have been a number of thefts from the Tauranga Hospital grounds," Angie Innes, the hospital's security co-ordinator ...

Stanford Hospital workers authorize strike
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
... workers voted Tuesday to authorize a strike after failing to reach an agreement with hospital management on issues relating to wages, job security and health ...


Hospital Security News - November, 2005

Mental health patient faces multiple charges

Muskegon Chronicle - Muskegon,MI,USA
... Police say he held the pen against the female employee's neck as he made his way out of the building, with hospital security following closely. ...

Security for ''High Security Prisoner Sreenu''
Webindia123 - India
The Cyberabad Police has provided security at the hospital ward where Julakanti Srinivas Reddy, alias Moddu Sreenu, the alleged assassin of TDP MLA Paritala ...

Plan to improve security at public hospitals nationwide
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
Health Ministry parliamentary-secretary Datuk Lee Kah Choon said a comprehensive security system will cover hospital buildings, nurses colleges, hostels ...

Nurse Raped in KLH Hostel: Enhanced security failed to prevent ...
Malay Mail - Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
Azmi said he was frustrated over the incident as the hospital has taken measures to improve security following the assault of a pregnant doctor five months ago ...


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KLH nurse raped by 'oily' man
New Straits Times, Malaysia - Nov 15, 2005
KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - A man who blackened his face and oiled his body raped a nurse at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital nurses' dormitory today. ...

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“It was an unfortunate incident.” This was the response of Kuala Lumpur Hospital director Dr Azmi Shafie on the rape of an assistant nurse on the roof-top ...

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Slain nurse thought danger was over
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Union backs hospital police beat
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Assaulted nurse sues NHS over lack of security
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A NURSE who was headbutted as she worked on an A&E ward is suing her employers in a case that could force all NHS trusts to boost hospital security. ...

CCTV cameras in hospitals soon
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... "The ministry has set up a committee under parliamentary secretary Datuk Lee Kah Choon to review hospital security and revamp the system. ...

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Hurley strengthening security muscle for ER
Flint Journal, MI - 20 hours ago
By Shantell M. Kirkendoll.
FLINT - A mentally ill patient bites a nurse. A loaded gun falls out of another patient's clothing. Hurley ...

Hurley strengthening security muscle for ER
Flint Journal - Flint,MI,USA
... Increased threats of violence have led the hospital to beef up security, including adding a security officer at certain times, asking the city for an armed ...

Police team patrols cut crime at hospital
Camden Chronicle - London - England,UK
... "We have tried different ways of doing this, such as addressing hospital security and advising staff regarding good and bad practice.

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Data on 130,000 patients at Kauai hospital lost
KPUA - HI,USA
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) _ Officials at a Kauai hospital say a computer hard drive containing the Social Security numbers and other personal information of 130,000 ... Security guard shoots manager, kills self
Khaleej Times - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
MUMBAI -- A security guard yesterday shot at his manager in anger at the UCO Bank branch in the city's busy financial district ... Both were rushed to a hospital.

Attempted rape in elevatorat hospital brings 15 years
Connecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT,USA
... Several hospital employees were waiting at the doors. They blocked Stanford from leaving until hospital security arrived. The victim ...

Doctor fights sexual assault inside hospital - - BRIDGEPORT — A pediatrician battled her attacker in a Bridgeport Hospital elevator early Friday morning, screaming for help before hospital security arrived, police said.

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Intruders Posing As Inspectors Worry Indiana Security Staff - - VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Cases of unauthorized people trying to gain access to restricted areas of hospitals in Indiana and across the country puzzle federal authorities and security officials.

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Updated: May 2nd, 2005 10:25 AM EDT

Special Information Bulletin: Suspicious Activity Hospital and Health Care Facilities   - - During the last 2 weeks, three U.S. hospitals in Los Angeles, Boston, and Detroit reported persons posing as Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveyors, who arrived at their facilities and asked to tour different areas of the hospitals.

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Consumer Alert: Hospitals may put patients at risk for identity theft
(Undated-NBC) March 8, 2005 - Hospital patients could be the newest victims of the growing crime of identity theft.

When Bob Parker had open-heart surgery, he knew it would be risky. But what this Californian didn't know was the operation was just the beginning.

The phone rang and the voice on the other end said, "This is the Bank of America fraud unit. Have you become a dentist and moved to Las Vegas and applied for a credit card?" Parker believes a thief got into his hospital records, and using only his social security number, stole his identity.

WorldNow and WISTV  -- by Chantelle Janelle
POSTED: 4:30pm 8 March, 2005


----- From: DRH/mc/Duke on 03/07/2005 09:13 AM -----
Subject Important Security Notice

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE

To all Joint Commission accredited organizations:

In the last week, two hospitals -- one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast -- have reported that individuals posing as surveyors arrived at their facilities at approximately 3 a.m. asking to survey different areas in the hospital. In both cases, hospital staff questioned the impostors, who then left.

For your organization’s safety, when Joint Commission surveyors arrive at your facility, it is imperative that you ask them to show their Joint Commission ID badge. Furthermore, when Joint Commission surveyors arrive unannounced they will have a letter addressed to the head of the organization signed by Russell Massaro, M.D., executive vice president of Accreditation Operations for the Joint Commission, explaining who they are and why they are there.

If you have recently experienced a similar situation or experience this type of situation in the future, call me at 630.792.5757. If you have any questions about whether an individual is a surveyor, do not hesitate to call your account representative or me.

Joe Cappiello
Vice President, Accreditation Field Operations
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations


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