Zero tolerance

Statement by Patricia Leiser, Human Resources Director

Our organisational values are caring, safe and respectful. These are the behaviours that underpin everything we do. These apply not only to our conduct with patients and colleagues; this is also the way that our staff deserve to be treated.

Our health, safety and wellbeing strategy underlines our commitment to protect staff. As part of this, our zero tolerance policy reminds staff, visitors and patients that we will not tolerate violence in any form towards our employees.

For those who have been unfortunate enough to experience physical or verbal abuse, we provide a full range of support and advice. We fully support staff who wish to pursue legal action where it is appropriate.