Calling All Nurses…
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The safest place to nurse? ….. is in a prison!
When you were qualifying the thought of possibly nursing prisoners in a secure facility such as a prison, probably never crossed your mind.
In fact in a recent DoH survey, participants nursing in prisons as their least likely place they would look for a role, citing security issues as the main reason they wouldn’t work in a prison.
Statistics show nurses are over 50 times more likely to be attacked within an A & E setting, than in a prison. From over 1,000 nurses interviewed, only 2 claimed that they had experienced any sort of incident in the last year.
Within A & E, from over 1,000 nurses interviewed over 100 claimed they had been subject to at least one assault in the last 12 months.
When you ask existing nurses who work within a prison of their experiences, you start to understand why it is so safe.
Firstly, a nurse is never left alone in a one on one situation with a prisoner as a guard is always present. Secondly, due to the secure environment the prisoner doesn’t have access to any kind of weapon, and lastly and perhaps most importantly, visiting the nurse is a break from the normal routine, a chance to speak to someone different, and if they misbehaved they would not only get punished, but jeopardise future care.
If working within a prison as a nurse interests you, and you would like to talk face to face with nurses and other NHS professionals who treat and care prisoners daily, please come along to our HMP Winchester Nurse Recruitment Open Day.
It is on Saturday 11 November 2017 between 10am and 4pm and is at IBIS Hotel, 9 West Quay, Southampton, SO15 1RA (Free Parking). We look forward to meeting you.