30,000 alarms for NHS lone workers

One in eight of the NHS staff who work alone in the community will receive personal security alarms.

30,000 i750 identicom devices made by firm Reliance will help locate the user and link to a trained individual who can summon help if needed.

However, NHS trusts say that 240,000 devices would be needed to cover the entire workforce. PCTs will decide which staff receive the devices.

Ann Duffy, of the Community and District Nurses Association, said: ‘This is the best news for district nurses. We have campaigned for the safety of nurses for some time.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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