Close Circuit Surveillance Cameras (CCTV)
The security of our patients, visitors and staff is very important to us.
Close Circuit Television (CCTV) is visual surveillance technology designed to monitor a variety of environments and activity.
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust operates CCTV at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland Eye Infirmary and The Children’s Centre.Cameras are located inside buildings and around the grounds and car parks. We take the privacy and dignity of all our patients, visitors and staff very seriously, always taking care to position our cameras accordingly and do not have any covert (hidden) cameras in any of our public areas.Images are recorded 24 hours a day and monitored from our security control room.
Our security officers also carry body-worn video (BWV) cameras which can be turned on to film and record incidents. The Trust has strict policies and procedures about how and when all our cameras can be used.
Our CCTV and BWV cameras aim to:
- protect staff, patients and visitors;
- protect Trust premises and Trust assets;
- increase personal safety and reduce the fear of crime;
- reduce incidents of violence and aggression to staff members;
- support the police in reducing and detecting crime;
- assist in identifying, apprehending and prosecuting offenders; and
- provide a deterrent effect and reduce criminal activity
- To assist in the traffic management and car parking schemes