When you are admitted to inpatient services a member of staff will discuss locked doors with you.
This information will tell you:
- why doors are locked
- which doors may be locked
Why are the doors locked?
Doors are locked to keep you and others safe
If you need a door to be unlocked, ask a member of staff.
Which doors are locked?
- The kitchen door is locked sometimes
- Ask a member of staff if you want to use the kitchen
- Kitchen drawers and cupboards are kept locked because they contain sharp objects.
- Bedroom doors are NOT locked unless you ask a member of staff to lock your bedroom door
- You can ask for a key to your room to manage the door yourself
- Sometimes a member of staff may need to lock your bedroom door to protect your things
- A member of staff will talk to you if they need to do this
- Bathrooms may be locked if the floor is wet and slippery
- The door to the garden may be locked
- This is because strangers could get into our buildings if it was unlocked
- You may need support to stay safe when you go out in the garden
- You can go into the garden area when you want
- Ask a member of staff to unlock the door
- All outside doors are locked to keep you safe
- The medicines cabinet is always locked because tablets and sharp objects are kept there
- The office and lobby are always locked because personal information is kept there
A link to our easy read patient and carer information including imagery for this service can be downloaded here;
|Date last updated:||11 / 2017|
|Archive date:||11/ 2020|