What we do

The Security Department is responsible for all aspects of security within the confines of St. James's Hospital and exercises control and co-ordination with a Contracted Security Company who provide additional man-hours for specific locations within the hospital 168 hours per week. Operations are organised and controlled from a 24 hour Security Control. Here radio control exists between the Security Department and all Security Staff. Closed Circuit Television Camera Service throughout the Hospital site is monitored and recorded. Security Staff respond to all fire alarm activations, intruder alarm activations. Security is responsible for providing a Lost and Found Property Service, reports and investigates all incidents of crime and liases with the Garda Siochana where necessary, secures all outbuildings and some 1,000 doors are locked and unlocked daily, ensures a free flow of some 6,000 vehicles which utilise the roadway through the hospital grounds.

The Department also issues Identity Cards for members of staff. These cards were integrated with a new car parking system. The Department makes recommendations where necessary in all matters relating to Security and liases with Departments within the Hospital to co-ordinate security measures. Participation is maintained with the Personnel/Training Department to offer indication and information for new members of staff by giving talks. Hospital Watch is a crime prevention program in which An Garda Siochana and the Hospital Security Department enlist the voluntary co-operation of all staff at St James’s Hospital, with the aim to educate staff, patients and their visitors about simple steps which can help reduce the number and gravity of security incidents taking place at the Hospital. The Security Department is actively involved in formulating and implements training programmes for security personnel on an on-going basis.

Contact Details

Title  Name  Phone Email 
Security Control Room: 24 x 7    (01) 416 2107 / 2108   
Security Administration    (01) 416 2802
NB This telephone number will not always be manned
Security / Allied Services Manager    (01) 428 4196 
Car Parking Control Room: 24 x 7 (01) 410 3864

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