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Hospital security worries
12:33pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Postbag
RECENTLY I had to visit Salisbury District Hospital and was shocked to discover the apparent lack of security.
I had walked through the main entrance doors at around 10pm and looked around for a manned security desk but couldn’t see anything.
I immediately became concerned for my own safety and my thoughts turned to the nigh workers in the hospital and their safety.
It struck me that I had just gained entry into what is surely considered a high risk building and there is neither a security buzzer at the main entrance nor a manned security desk. Is this the norm?
Whenever I have visited the hospital I have always found the staff to be helpful and polite.
Surely night shift workers and medical staff need more protection from any unwelcome visitors?
Surely having the main doors open at night is a security risk? A manned security desk at the main entrance would serve and protect the public better.
The existing security guards naturally do their best with the resources provided but, better more stringent measures are surely needed in these modern times.
MICHAEL SAMS, Salisbury