The Security Department provides the following security service:
Internal and External preventative patrolling of the Hospital,
Issuing of Security ID/Swipe Cards,
Monitoring alarms – Intruder and Critical,
Providing a lost and found property service,
Reporting and investigating all incidents of crime,
Monitoring swipe card access,
Rapid response on a 24/7 basis to calls for assistance in A/E., Wards and Psychiatric Unit,
Cash and personnel escorting,
Monitoring and controlling the activities of contractors / building personnel and operating a permit to work system as appropriate,
Traffic Management and Regulation,
Ensuring compliance with Fire Services Acts. Emergency Legislation and Fire Officers directions,
Responding to fire alarms,
Advising management and staff on all aspects of security and security related matters,
Liasing with the Garda Siochana and other relevant agencies.
This is given practical effect by providing a 24 hour, seven day week security service controlled from a central security control room with two way communication underpinned by a precise set of Standard Operating Procedures applicable to the anticipated duties.
Under the control of Mr.Kieran McDonald employed by NGH, the security service is provided by a contract security company.
The security personnel have undergone training in and are deemed competent in:
Control room operational techniques
Talk down skills