We employ surveillance cameras (CCTV and Body Worn Video) on and around the hospital site in order to:
- protect patients, visitors, staff and Trust property
- apprehend and prosecute offenders, and provide evidence to take criminal or civil action in the courts
- provide a deterrent effect and reduce unlawful activity
- help provide a safer environment for our staff
You have a right to make a Subject Access Request of surveillance information recorded of yourself and ask for a copy of it. Please see the ‘What are your information rights ?’ section. The details you provide must contain sufficient information to identify you and assist us in finding the images on our systems.
We reserve the right to withhold information where permissible by Data Protection Legislation and we will only retain surveillance data for a reasonable period or as long as is required by law. In certain circumstances (high profile investigations, serious or criminal incidents) we may need to disclose CCTV or Body Worn Video data for legal reasons. When this is done there is a requirement for the organisation that has received the images to adhere to Data Protection Legislation.