Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust recognises that safeguarding vulnerable adults is everybody's business.
We provide all staff at the Trust with training about safeguarding adults that is relevant to their role. All staff have a responsibility to alert the Safeguarding team to any concerns about, or suspected abuse of, a vulnerable adult or when there are concerns about a persons capacity to understand treatment, especially when this may result in them having treatments that may restrict or deprive them of everyday freedoms in any way.
The Safeguarding Adult Team and Matrons closely monitors patients more likely to be vulnerable, such as older adults or adults with learning disabilities. We can provide ‘reasonable adjustments’ for patients with learning disabilities, such as longer visiting hours.
We start planning discharge soon after admission, and the Safeguarding Team supports vulnerable adults and their family and carers, so they can be fully involved in decisions about their care.
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