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Respect us: hospital staff hope their simple message will keep them safe

Royal Cornhill Hospital campaign aims to protect staff from abuse or assault

Royal Cornhill Hospital campaign aims to protect staff from abuse or assault


Staff publicise the #RespectUs campaign

Hospital staff are fronting a campaign to promote safety and discourage aggression against them.


One of the campaign posters.

They are using the slogan #RespectUs and want it to be a positive way to foster better relationships between patients, relatives and staff.

The campaign at the Royal Cornhill Hospital in Aberdeen features posters depicting hospital staff. It was created by a group set up to look at staff safety, members of which included hospital managers, front-line staff and police.

Emma Stephen, NHS Grampian safety adviser, said: ‘Staff have a right to be treated with respect, to feel safe at work and not be subjected to verbal and physical abuse.’

Campaign focuses on positive behaviour

Royal Cornhill Hospital business manager Chantal Wood said: ‘Many of us will have seen similar campaigns designed to protect people at work.

'These often focus on the negative, on what you shouldn’t do; we wanted to take things in a different direction.

‘By promoting respect and using real staff, we want to build positive relationships with our patients, their families and the wider public.’


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