Body camera on security staff member at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales
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CCTV body cameras for Cardiff hospital staff

A health board has become the first in Wales to issue body-worn cameras in a bid to cut down on violent attacks and abuse of staff.

The Cardiff and Vale University board says a quarter of all attacks and incidents in Wales happen to staff on its sites.

Security staff at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff have been given five personal CCTV devices.

A further six cameras have been ordered for the health board's other sites.

It is hoped the cameras will act as a deterrent - and also as a tool to gather evidence to help prosecute offenders.

  • 16 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales