Friday, 26 October 2012
Police in Swansea have appointed a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) to cover one of Wales’s largest hospitals.
Morriston hospital will be the new beat of PCSO Ian Thomas where he will be patrolling the wards and corridors to offer reassurance and forge links with patients, staff and visitors.
Head of Operational Services at Morriston Hospital, Janet Williams welcomed PCSO Ian Thomas. She said: "It's great to have a dedicated PCSO based at the hospital. I'm sure all the staff, patients and visitors will see PCSO Thomas doing his rounds.
"It's important that we have a visible and accessible uniformed presence in and around the hospital. Ian will also support crime prevention and work with us on a range of issues."
Picture: PCSO Ian Thomas with Bed Manager - Claire Needs
PCSO Thomas said “I am delighted to have been given this opportunity to work at the hospital and I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone
“Morriston is one of the biggest hospitals in Wales and covers a vast area, where a large number of people go on a daily basis whether it be as an employee, patient or visitor, this is an ideal opportunity for us to reassure and engage with all those connected with the hospital.
“I really enjoy meeting and greeting people. I hope that over a period of time people will have the confidence to approach me and have a chat over any issues that they have concerning the hospital”
Morriston Hospital Security Supervisor, Paul Krauze added: "Morriston Hospital is like a small community within a community; it's extremely busy every day, lots of people coming and going.
"Having the newly appointed PSCO will help support the hospital security and by working with him we can improve the hospital environment for staff, patients and visitors."