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The Portland invests in a new Hugs and Kisses Baby and Child Security System

30 July 2012

The Portland Hospital pays vigorous attention to the safety and security of our patients and as part of this they have invested £400k in a sophisticated security system to safeguard its young patients.

The Hugs® system delivers a high level of security as a precaution to guarantee baby safety.  This system is used by hundreds of hospitals worldwide, protecting over 1 million babies every year.  The system additionally matches mothers to their babies making a reassuring ‘kissing' sound as verification that the correct baby is matched to their mother.

A similar protection system called The Passport Tag has also been implemented for every child patient in the hospital to ensure that they are unable to leave the premises unless accompanied by their parent or guardian.

The hospital also has CCTV in operation for the safety of all his patients, visitors and staff.

Alexandra Newton, Operations Manager at The Portland Hospital commented:

‘The Portland Hospital has installed a new Hugs and Kisses security system as a precautionary measure as we have never had an issue with a child's safety whilst in the hospital but this is something the hospital takes very seriously and also offers reassurance to parents.'

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