Multiple DHBs are conducting illegal video surveillance of mental health inpatients

Multiple DHBs are conducting illegal video surveillance of mental health inpatients | #TpromoCom #videosurveillance #privacy#healthcare | A review of CCTV use across inpatient units has returned alarming results. Now the case for change is overwhelming, writes patient advocate Karyn Black. Last year I became aware that closed circuit television was being used in adult mental health inpatient units in New Zealand. The reasons for this video surveillance ranged from property damage and patient behaviour to poor visibility of the hospital environment. This discovery prompted me undertake a national audit, using the Official Information Act to find out how widespread the use of cameras was in adult inpatient units. The results were alarming. http://ow.ly/McTQ30ihyF2