Hospital Safety and Care
New Hampshire Hospital is committed to providing a safe, helpful and caring environment for patient care. The building and grounds of New Hampshire Hospital have been designed to provide a safe, welcoming environment that allows patients to focus on their recovery. Hospital staff members receive special training about how they can help during medical and psychiatric emergencies. The rights of patients are carefully protected and patient care is provided in the safest, most effective and least restrictive way possible. There is always an Executive, Nursing Supervisor, and Physician on duty.
Patients, families, and significant others are encouraged to contact the nurse, physician, other treatment team members, Hospital management or the Hospital's Patient Rights Investigators with any questions, comments or concerns you have about patient care. You may wish to see this website's section, National Accreditation: The Joint Commission. Also, the New Hampshire Hospital Campus Police force is a unit of the New Hampshire Division of State Police, Department of Safety. There is always a police officer on duty who may address any concerns or questions you may have about safety.
On January 1, 2005, the New Hampshire Hospital/State Office Park South (NHH/SOPS) Campus Police force transferred to the Department of Safety, Division of State Police from the Department of Health and Human Services. The department consists of 9 sworn uniformed officer positions and four civilian dispatcher positions. All officers are NH Certified Police Officers.
Members of the Campus Police are the primary law enforcement agency responsible for police coverage to New Hampshire Hospital and the entire Hugh Gallen State Office Complex, roughly 3000 people, through the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, and internal policies and procedures. Additionally, personnel provide general and specialized support to customers by providing a safe and secure environment that allows patients/residents, employees, volunteers, and visitors of NHH and the entire campus to deliver and receive quality services.
Campus Police personnel also assist with the management of several community benefits and special events scheduled on campus, such as Independence Day celebrations and charity walks/races.
For more information about State Police, visit their website at: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/