Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Military Hospital petition

Following our response to the e-petition
"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to create a dedicated Military & Veterans Hospital within the UK" on 24 September 2008, we received feedback from some signatories on the issue of hospital security.

We can assure you that the security of our personnel admitted as in-patients is of the highest priority and remains under constant review.

Each NHS Trust has overall security responsibility for the safety of all its patients. The main trauma ward at Selly Oak hospital has a swipe card door lock system, and we have good liaison arrangements in place between the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, the hospital, Special Branch and the local police. Similar liaison takes place at the other hospitals hosting Ministry of Defence Hospital Units, and any MOD concerns will be discussed with the appropriate Trust security department.

Prime Minister's Office

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