In today’s society, a Hospital’s security is a high priority; all staff needs to be as vigilant as ever in identifying and reacting quickly to any suspect behavior. More and more serious incidents and attacks are taking place within Healthcare environments, leading to on-going vigorous work by administrators and officials to prevent further incidents and protect staff and hospital premises.
Hospitals must develop a comprehensive Security Management Plan to effectively support and maintain physical protection for patients, staff and visitors. Such programs cover the various security needs in layers: the first layer being the perimeter of the hospital -monitoring and controlling how people get in and out of it. The second layer is the actual buildings on site. The third layer is sensitive areas within the buildings that need protection.