1)How many complaints were made about staff (nurses, doctors, support staff etc) across the whole trust for matters relating to religious ‘proselytising’, ‘preaching’ and / or ‘prayer’ in the last three years (and the year to date)?
(For example, a complaint might be; a nurse spoke to a patient or another staff member about God or spiritual matters in a manner that they felt uncomfortable with).
|YEAR||TOTAL NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS|
|2017 (year to date)|
2) How many staff (nurses, doctors, support staff etc) have been subject to disciplinary action in the last three years (and the year to date) for religious ‘proselytising’ or ‘preaching’ etc – and what was the action taken?
(Please note; there may have been more than one complaint per staff member so these figures could be lower than the figures for question 1)
|Final written warning||Action as alternative to dismissal
(e.g suspension, demotion etc.)
|Dismissal with contractual notice||Summary dismissal|
3) Please give a brief outline for all of the incidences of disciplinary actions taken – without breaching data protection.
(For example a summary might read: “Patient X complained that Nurse Y had ‘prayed’ at the end of her bed twice, despite requesting her not to do so. Nurse Y admitted at a hearing that she had done this on two occasions and accepted an action alternative to dismissal –in this case a suspension without pay of one week. Nurse Y was subject to retraining and sanctions for one year on her return”).
The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not record any information in relation to this request.