Case Number 3681
Request Date 30/06/2014
Completion Date 14/07/2014

 

Details of the Request

  • Prior to 26.6.2014, what procedures did the Trust have in place to CRB check (or similar) visitors to its sites sanctioned by those sites. i.e.'celebrity' visitors to wards.
     
  • What does the Trust currently have in place to CRB check (or similar) visitors to its sites sanctioned by those sites. i.e.'celebrity' visitors to wards.
     
  • If possible, this information to be broken down into areas, i.e. children's ward, geriatric wards.
     
  • How many such visits 'celebrity' (entertainers, actors, sports stars etc) took place over the past 3 years?
     
  • Were visitors CRB checked in advance?

 

Details of the Response

1) Prior to 26.6.2014, what procedures did the Trust have in place to CRB check (or similar) visitors to its sites sanctioned by those sites. i.e.'celebrity' visitors to wards.

Our procedures have remained the same prior to and after 26/06/14. We do not do CRB checks – now known as DBS checks - on ‘celebrity’ visitors as they are supervised throughout their visits to the Trust. The Trust has volunteer ‘hospital visitors’ who regularly spend time in the hospitals and who are subject to DBS check in order to safeguard patients.

 

2) What does the Trust currently have in place to CRB check (or similar) visitors to its sites sanctioned by those sites. i.e.'celebrity' visitors to wards.

See response to question 1

 

3) How many such visits 'celebrity' (entertainers, actors, sports stars etc) took place over the past 3 years?

The ‘celebrity’ visits amount to 42 in the past three years.

 

4) Were visitors CRB checked in advance?

See response to question 1.