Request for information on PCC expenses, staff salaries and office costs 2020.2021 and 2022

Reference: 22029

Date Added: Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Category: Miscellaneous

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Why are Gwent Police Officers attending a private mental hospital and who pays the cost of such an incident?



At least six officers and four police vehicles attended the scene of an incident within xxxxxxxxxxxx  Hospital on 10th November 2022.



The explanation for the attendance, as given to my ward councillors by the Hospital Director was, “if an issue arises where nurses feel uncomfortable and are incapable of handling, they must contact the police”.


I would estimate that this police presence represented a significant proportion of the available resources at that time and therefore likely to mean other calls for police assistance may be severely hampered.


Is it the Council Tax payers of Gwent who are subsidising a private enterprise that makes profits for its shareholders? Elysium, I understand is in the hands of an Australian investment company.


Press reports suggest that the Metropolitan Police ceased to provide such cover in their area a number of years ago.


No information held. 



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