Tightened security for Ottery and Sidmouth hospitals

SECURITY is to be tightened at Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth hospitals following cases of aggressive behaviour, vandalism and a series of thefts across the county.

SECURITY is to be tightened at Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth hospitals following cases of aggressive behaviour, vandalism and a series of thefts across the county.

Managers are working with police and the NHS security service at 21 community hospitals across Devon.

Sidmouth was subjected to anti-social incidents in June, involving a group of youths trespassing in the hospital grounds.

At the time it was reported a nurse had been upset to see some kicking a seagull, while patients were aware of rowdy and inappropriate behaviour.


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During NHS Security Awareness Month in November, the NHS will repeat its message that the service will not tolerate aggressive behaviour towards staff.

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