There are restrictions on filming in some areas of our hospital sites, such as A&E and our Maternity Units, and the Trust reserves the right to decline any requests at its discretion. Our priority is always to ensure we protect the well being and confidentiality of our patients, visitors and staff. This means that interviews, filming or photography cannot be carried out on the hospital sites without the express permission of the Press Office. If you carry out interviews, filming or photography without permission, our hospital security teams will request that you leave the site immediately.
Any patients, visitors or members of staff who are photographed or filmed must complete and sign a consent form. If they are under 16 years of age then the parent or guardian must complete the form.
A member of the Communications Team must be present at all times when photography/filming is taking place on site.
If any requests for photography or filming on site, other than for news footage or for the Trust’s own purposes, are granted then they will usually be subject to a charge. This helps us ensure that Trust funds are not being used to cover administration and staff costs. There may also be additional charges for the use of specific equipment or out-of-hours supervision.
The Trust usually charges £250 per hour to accommodate photography/filming, but this figure may vary depending on the amount of support required to accommodate a specific request.
The Press Office would require copies of your Public Liability Insurance Document and Location Release Form before any photography or filming takes place.
If you would like to use our sites as a location for photography or filming, please contact the Press Office on 01743 261378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org