Keeping our patients safe is a priority for our staff.

Patient safety incidents are rare, however there are some simple things that all inpatients can do to help themsleves stay as safe as possible. 

This includes asking for help when needed, protecting themselves from slips and falls, keeping areas free of clutter, maintaing robust hand hygeine and helping to prevent blood clots.

Simple steps to keep you safe

Access a British Sign Language (BSL) version of 'Simple steps to keep you safe during your hospital stay' (YouTube)


Avoiding blood clots

Blood clots are a significant risk to patients in hospitals. These are also called venous thromboembolism (VTE).

VTE comprises deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). 

All patients must be assessed for VTE on admission. If you or someone in your family has previously had a blood clot, it's important that you tell our staff who are providing your care. 


Patient information leaflets 

Reducing the risk of hospital-associated blood clots - a patients' guide

'Simple steps to keep you safe during your hospital stay' - leaflet (NHS England)