National award for health workers

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THE Security Management department at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT) has won a national Health Business Award for Hospital Security.

DHCFT was the only Trust in the East Midlands to win a Health Business Award this year.

The awards, which recognise excellence and best practice within the NHS, were held on 8 December 2011 at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

The Hospital Security award recognises hospitals which have made significant steps towards creating a safer environment for patients and staff through the implementation of a security policy - incorporating advancements in CCTV, access control and other monitoring technologies.

The Trust was shortlisted from national entries, and subsequently won as a result of significantly reducing crime over the past four years.

Shaun McCartney, Security Management Specialist, said: “Winning the Hospital Security award is a great achievement for the Trust. This recognises the hard work that goes into keeping our staff and property safe and secure as well as maintaining a safe environment for all who use our services”.