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Health and Community Services Complaints Commission Report on Investigation of Royal Darwin Hospital Security Arrangements for the protection of Children and Infants Paediatric Ward 5B Volume 1

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Health and Community Services Complaints Commission Report on Investigation of Royal Darwin Hospital Security Arrangements for the protection of Children and Infants Paediatric Ward 5B Volume 1

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Tabled paper 163

Collection

Tabled Papers for 11th Assembly 2008 - 2012; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2008-11-27

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Deemed paper

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

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Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/280524

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/415989

Page content

11. detailing how the Policy has been completed, what steps have been taken to monitor compliance with it and the amount of training time, the content of training provided to all staff and an evaluation of their knowledge of the Policy to inform the reviewers. 5. That DHF and RDH immediately implement the recommendations of Mr Lingards reports of 2002 and 2007 and engage Mr Lingard to inspect and report to the HCSCC and DHF on the adequacy and extent of action taken to implement his recommendations. 6. It is recommended that a comprehensive security and safety training package be developed and delivered as soon as possible to staff and all new staff as part of both RDH orientation and Unit orientation. It is recommended also that the Security Manager be involved in developing the content of the program and that a refresher session be presented at least annually. 7. It is my conclusion that the installation of CCTV cameras with recording capacity within the paediatric ward/s are a priority and should be installed as soon as possible or within 3 months. The minimum requirements are: a. a camera(s) to capture comings and goings at the ingress/egress points b. sufficient cameras to see anyone enter a bed bay, school or fire stair from a corridor c. cameras record 24/7 d. recordings to be kept for a minimum of 14 working days. 8. That Engineering Services do not issue ID or passes to persons who have not provided a recent Police Clearance. Contractors engaged to work within RDH who do not possess a recent police clearance certificate are to be escorted by RDH staff whilst working within RDH. 9. That an assessment be made of the frequency with which security staff devote their time to guarding patients with a mental illness who may be a risk to themselves or others, the period taken to guard each person, the effect this task has on the ability of security officers to carry out their duties and examine any other method or strategy for reducing the time taken on this task. 10. That the Quality Unit of DHF conduct a comprehensive analysis of existing RDH protocols/policies/procedures to ensure these documents meet Australian Standards. I envisage that this analysis be completed within a 3 month period and provided to HCSCC within that time frame. 11. That the Quality Unit of DHF conduct a thorough review of RDH incident reporting practices and bring them in line with the Australian Standard, particularly relating to providing to operational staff feedback about root cause analysis.