P322 Teletext 322 Jun19 23:41:10   HOSPITAL  SECURITY ——————————————————————————————————————— The fatal stabbing of a nurse at a Glasgow hospital shows the problems hospitals face in keeping patients and staff safe from unwelcome intruders. The very nature of hospitals, open places with staff and visitors coming and going at all hours of the day and night, makes security a major headache. Administrators must strike a balance between a level of security and making their hospitals more like prisons than places where people are cared for. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Time to improve hospital security? 326 FREE INDEX CARD NOW AVAILABLE - p362 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Jun19 23:41:10   HOSPITAL  SECURITY ——————————————————————————————————————— The fatal stabbing of a nurse at a Glasgow hospital shows the problems hospitals face in keeping patients and staff safe from unwelcome intruders. The issue of hospital security was highlighted last July when baby Abbie Humphries was kidnapped from the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham by a woman posing as a nurse. It was more than a week before Abbie was found by police, returned to her parents and a woman arrested. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Nurse stabbed to death in hospital 304 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Jun19 23:41:10   HOSPITAL  SECURITY ——————————————————————————————————————— The fatal stabbing of a nurse at a Glasgow hospital is the latest example of the problems hospitals face in keeping unwelcome intruders out. Five years ago Dawn Griffiths's daughter Alexandra was taken from St Thomas' Hospital, south London, when she was just 36 hours old. Alexandra was recovered 17 days later by police in a swoop on a cottage in the Cotswolds. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Time to improve hospital security? 326 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Jun19 23:40:11   HOSPITAL  SECURITY ——————————————————————————————————————— The fatal stabbing of a nurse at a Glasgow hospital is the latest example of the problems hospitals face in keeping snwelcome intruders out. Two plastic surgeons were knifed to death in November 1990 at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, West Yorks, by a paranoid shizophrenic who was ordered to be detained in maximum security. And in October 1990 an 11-year-old girl was raped at the St Helier hospital, Carshalton, in Surrey. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Nurse stabbed to death in hospital 304 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Jun19 23:40:11   HOSPITAL  SECURITY ——————————————————————————————————————— The fatal stabbing of a nurse at a Glasgow hospital is the latest example of the problems hospitals face in keeping unwelcome intruders out. In 1991, a man forced his way into Rake Lane general hospital, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, and stabbed a man being treated in the intensive care unit. And in May 1992 a 38-year-old patient, Graeme Woodhatch, was shot dead as he was talking on the telephone at the Royal Free Hospital, north London. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Time to improve hospital security? 326 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page News poll Letters Papers
P322 Teletext 322 Jun19 23:40:14   HOSPITAL  SECURITY ——————————————————————————————————————— The fatal stabbing of a nurse at a Glasgow hospital is the latest example of the problems hospitals face in keeping unwelcome intruders out. Some estimates have put the cost of hospital crime to the health service at £600m a year. A report by the National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts in 1992 recommended hospitals should enforce a 9pm curfew to keep unauthorised people from wandering around wards. ——————————————————————————————————————— Nurse stabbed to death in hospital6/64 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page News poll Letters Papers