31 January 2020
After another violent attack on a nurse at Lyell McEwin Hospital, CEO/Secretary Adj Assoc Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM spoke with media and has called on the State Government again, to act to eliminate violence and aggression across the health system.
“We cannot continue to deal with violence and aggression in a reactionary way,” she said.
“The most recent policy of the Department, released in recent weeks, still appears to be missing clear objectives and priorities for implementation.
“We are not convinced the violence and aggression nurses, midwives and the community experience in our hospitals and health care settings will resolve in the absence of a clear implementation strategy, measurables and accountability.”
Ms Dabars called on the Government to “act swiftly to eliminate violence and aggression across the health system”.
“It is unacceptable – all staff, patients and visitors have a right to provide care and be cared for in a safe environment,” she said
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