Abbie case prompts hospital crackdown
Monday 03 October 1994
The need for tightened security procedures was exposed by the case of Abbie Humphries who was stolen from a hospital near Nottingham by a woman posing as a nurse.
The new guidelines, to be published later this year, will update recommended security measures such as locking access doors at night, improving the quality of security guards, and possible curfews.
The Government has invited John Rabun, vice president of the United States' National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, to address a national workshop on infant abduction organised by NAHAT in London later this month when a video and guidelines on preventing infant abduction based on the American experience will be given to delegates.
The association is currently conducting a survey of all maternity units with the aim of spreading better practices.
Philip Hunt, the association's director, said: 'Good security, as in the outside world, depends on all who work in the service being vigilant and taking responsibility for reporting anything suspicious.'
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
- 3 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...