I can't believe it! - page 2

i can't believe that after 68 views i only received one response! come on, someone else must have something to say about their facility being locked or unlocked at night...please? i thought that no... Read More

  1. by   mamabear
    I work at a satellite of a small hospital. It's a 13-bed locked adult psych unit. We have 24 hour security, there's only one entrance to both the unit and the building, and everyone, even the docs, either have their own key to get in or we buzz them onto the unit. Visiting hours are mercifully short, and all visitations occur in full view of the staff. The place I worked at previously had multiple entrances, no security and everybody who worked at the place could get on any of the units: this was a psych hospital!!! My current job is heaven compared the the previous one.
  2. by   debbyed
    After visiting hours the only open doors are the Er walk-in and the ambo entrance. There are several "Badge entry" doors for staff. Although technically security is supposed to be in the Er waiting room they often are not. Any one who wants to walk in can and does.
  3. by   purplemania
    Our hospital is locked from 9 pm to 6 am with only entry via secuirty desk at ER door. The guards are supposed to phone our unit (pedi) before allowing anyone up. This works most of the time. Also, we have door/stairway/elevator alarms and security cameras on our pedi unit. The nursery has more stringent security with wristbands,etc.
  4. by   Zee_RN
    The only doors open after 8:30 p.m. are the ER doors. Security is to telephone the units before visitors come up. My favorite was when they called us at 2AM to say they let some guy come up to the ICU and that he "didn't look TOO bad..." We stood and waited with baited breath to see what this "not TOO bad" guy looked like...turned out to be one of the cardiologists. He never identified himself as a physician (he wouldn't, of course, the arrogant son-of-a-gun would ASSUME everyone knew him).

    Of course we all wondered then why they would let someone up who "didn't look TOO bad" and what qualified as "bad enough" not to let him come in...
  5. by   PhantomRN
    From 8pm to 6am all doors to the hospital are locked except for the ER entrance. Security has their office in the ER.

    After hours if someone wants to visit if it is early in the evening the security will let them walk up alone, later at night they call us to see if its is ok for the patient to have a visit and they walk the visitor up to us.

    There is an elevator and a set of doors by the er but they are locked as well.

    Staff can always get in we have swipe card access.