Health boss backs policing Blackburn hospital

Health boss backs policing Blackburn hospital

Health boss backs policing Blackburn hospital

First published in News

THE scheme to permanently station two police officers within Blackburn’s emergency department will help establish ‘clearer pathways’ for troublesome patients, said health chief Dr Mike Ions.

As reported on Thursday, the £80,000 project was agreed after police chiefs held talks with NHS officials over the high number of call-outs to the Royal Blackburn Hospital, often to deal with drunk and abusive patients who have complex problems.

Dr Ions, chief clinical officer at East Lancashire Clinical Commissiong Group, said: “By establishing clearer pathways into other services the individuals will benefit from care which better meets their needs and is tailored to specifically help them.

“It allows key services to better meet the needs of those individuals who require their support.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree