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'Take a stand against violent behaviour in A&E'


My hospital claims zero tolerance , but no notices are displayed. We do have a lot to answer for as nurses- we need to inform patients regarding care and delays, we need to restict the number of people accompanying the patient into the area (A & E), where there are spectators it insites people to be abusive and aggressive. Yes we have a red card policy,which uesd to work , but it was changed without consultation with staff, persons who now are responsible for initiating the card have not be trained or are not available and who has time to make a call when a colleague is being atttacked. Guess what I was acosted when leaving one night and chased to my car- security, not interested, and nothing could be done because i failed in my fright to say to the man- excuse whats your name and address. Incident form was completed.

Posted date

27 November, 2011

Posted time

2:20 pm