Senator Security Service Limited has a deep understanding of the security needs and challenges faced by the NHS, Healthcare/Pharmacy establishments and related organisations. Senator is able to transfer these skills and experience to Veterinary Surgery, GP Practices and Healthcare establishments/organisations that are vulnerable to threat or anti-social behaviour.
Unfortunately, the provision of security services within the NHS is now a daily requirement and many observers draw attention to the need for visible security within A&E to provide conflict resolution and to defuse potential ‘flash-point’ scenarios triggered by anti-social behaviour with highly trained, SIA Approved, security guards. This is certainly one role we are able to provide but security within an NHS facility reaches further with the people, assets and property requiring security; and the management required to provide a safe and secure environment in which to work, visit and receive treatment without creating a ‘fortress mentality’.
Senator are familiar with the need for communications, knowledge transfer and the importance of liaising with Local and Area Security Management Specialists (LSMS and ASMS) personnel within the NHS SMS and local law enforcement.
Senator has supplied security services to the NHS for over six years and in varied roles that often go beyond what might be expected of a security guard. Providing a value-added service that enhances the operational efficacy of an NHS facility and contributes to the patient experience underpins the Senator work ethic.
A notable example and interesting ‘Case Study’ was the Samuel Johnson Hospital opening in Lichfield along with the simultaneous closure of both the Victoria and Hammerwich Hospitals, which were subsequently demolished. To download the full Case Study please click here.
Additionally, Senator are able to assist with numerous drug related anti-social behaviour issues at Health Centres, GP Practices and Clinics. It is sad fact that drug users and ‘dealers’ often operate in the close vicinity of medical practices and pharmacies for a number of reasons including access to legally prescribed drugs to potentially trade, and because they feel safer being close to what they perceive as medical help if things go wrong. Senator provided a high profile security presence to prevent/deter situations occurring; Senator work extremely closely with the centre staff and local Police to provide a safe and secure environment for the public and staff.
The NHS and related Healthcare Services are centres for healing, compassion and caring. Patient care and their experience of the NHS is evermore under scrutiny and all involved strive to provide a safe and secure environment for the individuals receiving treatment along with those who accompany and visit these facilities. It is also crucial that those who care for and provide support, in any capacity, can feel safe and secure at any time and anywhere in the NHS… from a lone worker, car parks, facilities and grounds, Outpatients departments; and of course, A&E.
People need to feel they are in a safe and secure environment; however, we also must deal with people that are under the influence of drugs, substances and/or alcohol along with people who have mental health issues who can be disruptive, hostile, threatening and who potentially intimidate staff and public alike, thereby compromising the effective delivery of healthcare or emergency treatment. Then we must take into account the ever-present criminal element that opportunistically and, often unpredictably, take every advantage of any situation.
Senator Security achieve success by: Deploying the right staff with the right training and management, constantly reviewing and improving operating procedures and planning, communicating – maintaining an interface with all stakeholders and local community, maintaining continuity of staff to ensure effective and consistent deployment, by building relationships with LSMS/ASMS, management, staff and local Police and operating in a high visibility, professional manner that gives the staff and public confidence while preventing/deterring the element who potentially use, abuse and take advantage of the situation
Senator Security has the experience and skills to provide ‘turn-key’ security solutions for the NHS and related organisations and facilities. Senator’s security teams are supported by a UK-based 24/7 Control and CCTV Remote Monitoring Centre, state-of-the-art technology and communications, SIA Approved personnel and ISO 18001 Accreditation.
Senator Security Services available for the NHS and Healthcare sector include:
• SIA Approved Manned Guarding and Security Guards – fully trained, uniformed and equipped
• Key Holding and Alarm Response for facilities and quarters
• Mobile Security Patrols for multi-site locations
• CCTV and CCTV Remote Monitoring
• Security Cover for special events e.g. Royal and/or VIP visits
• Car Park Security and Operations
Senator Security – Protecting your people, property and assets from threat, theft, arson, trespass, vandalism and attack.
For further information please call Bill Searle, Regional Manager, at our Lichfield office on