Valuables — Money, Jewelry, Mobile telephone etc. deemed valuable to patient.
Why it’s important?
To provide guidelines for staff to follow when patients are unable to be responsible for caring for
their own possessions temporarily or permanently. And to protect patients possessions from theft or loss.
|1||Admission Officer||Receive valuables handed over for safe keeping with relevant property sheet documentation.|
procedure noted when patient requests to hand over valuables for <strong>Follow</strong> procedure noted when patient requests to hand over valuables for safekeeping.
|3||Security Staff||Follow procedure noted when patient/ is unable to sign or participate in caring
for his valuables.
a) Two nursing staff will check the valuables .
b) Security staff shall verify the items and sign in the valuable sheet
c) Valuables and 2nd (blue)copy of valuable sheet will be taken to admission office for placement in hospital safe.
d) Valuables can be handed over when the patient is able to handle the items or when an identified family member or representative arrives.