Ward Nurse? Care worker training and qualifications? Door Supervisor Course – 4 days - CCTV – 5 days Security Guarding – 3 day Door Supervision – 4 day Close Protection – 14 days Physical Intervention – 1 to 2 days Security Training Counter Terror Awareness – 1 day Search Operations – 1 to 7 days Weapons Awareness – 1 day Escape Skills – 1 day Conflict Management – 1 day Steward Training – 4 days Security Manager Training (Head Door Supervisor) – 2 days Hand Cuffing – 2 days Robbery Training – 1 day Care Sector Training Conflict Management – 1 day Physical Intervention Additional Holding – 2 days Personal Safety Conflict Management – 1 day Disengagement Skills- 1 day Physical Intervention – 2 days Health & Safety – 1 day Street Safety - 1 day Health & Safety Health & Safety – 1 day Fire Safety – 1 day Fire Warden Training – 1 day Risk Assessment Training – 1 day So how does this help my Dad exactly? An elderly man of 85 with deteriorating vascular dementia in hospital, who paces and wanders all night and day, who is agitated confused and disorientated, whose condition makes his behaviour more challenging later in the day and at night when he does not sleep, who has no understanding of safety of himself or others, who is scared and muddled. Is this a job for a security guard? No? Well, the ward is so short staffed that they are having to use the security guards to fill in gaps to manage some of the most time consuming and difficult patients. His needs are not being met, today he was in his clean pyjamas that we took in after four days but he must have put them on unsupervised because they were on back to front, it was obvious that he had still not had a shower or bath, when I asked why I was told that because he is up most of the night he is dozing when they are getting everyone showered in the mornings and they haven’t got the staff to do it later……I have asked that they wake him and take him for a shower anyway. Security Guards keeping an ‘eye’ on patients!!Cut Backs?