Keeping you safe
Access to the Hospital
As security is paramount for our patients and
caregivers, all external doors of the hospital are locked after
8:00 pm. If your visitors require access to the hospital after
hours they should use the intercom facility available at the main
entrance doors on Gibb Street.
Emergency procedures and evacuation
The Hospital is fitted with fire detection
systems, smoke and fire proof doors. All of our caregivers are
trained to handle emergency situations. In the unlikely event of an
emergency we ask you to follow these few simple steps:
- Stay in your room until given instructions by your
- Follow the advice of caregivers at all times, they will direct
and accompany you to a safe location.
- Do not use lifts.
- Do not try to carry out your personal belongings.
Falls prevention in hospital
During your admission, you will undergo a
falls risk assessment to determine if you are at risk of falling,
and what may need to be put into place to decrease this
Please be sure to pack appropriate clothing
and closed toe non-slip footwear when coming to hospital. If you
are considered at risk of falling, please ask for nursing
assistance when moving around your room. We encourage your family
and friends to participate in the falls prevention process to
ensure your safety.
Manual handling policy
All of our caregivers are subject to
compliance of a "no lift" policy. It may therefore be necessary to
implement manual handling risk management measures to facilitate
the provision of safe and effective care for you.
These measures may include the use of lifting machines
and slide sheets, all of which will be fully explained to you.
Please feel welcome to ask questions.
We are committed to maintaining and promoting
a high standard of infection control. You also have a vital
role to play. We ask that you and your visitors use the Microshield
handwashing pumps that are located throughout the hospital and in
all wards. Ways you can minimise infections:
- Always wash your hands when leaving your room
- Ensure your visitors always wash their hands when entering and
exiting your room
- Personal hygiene is very important
- Please avoid sitting on the beds of other patients
- If you have any issues please discuss these with your
Your co-operation in helping us to maintain a
high standard of infection control is appreciated.
The hospital and its grounds are smoke-free
environments for all patients, visitors and caregivers. It is
recommended that you do not smoke before or after your
Should you find it difficult to abstain from
smoking, please speak to your doctor.
We cannot be responsible for personal
belongings. If you have left something behind, please contact the