Safe mental health wards
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What is it about?
To gain an understanding of current safety and security measures, a London- wide survey of acute admission wards was undertaken revealing a wide variety of measures and policies in operation.
Why is it important?
Results show that a significant proportion of acute admission wards are now locked at all times and a small proportion of units have 24-hour security/reception staff on-site and a low level of modern technology usage such as CCTV and electronic access systems. There is wide variation in items banned, restrictions placed on inpatients, and the searching of patients and visitors.
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