Why I helped to prosecute a patient
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Why I helped to prosecute a patient

Gemma Gessey Emergency department sister, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

We need to stand up to acts of aggression and not accept them as ‘part of the job’ by ensuring there are consequences to attacks

At work last year, I was physically assaulted by a patient who had wrapped a radio wire around a hospital security guard’s neck. I was kicked and spat at when I tried to help my colleague.

Nursing Standard. 37, 8, 27-27. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.8.27.s15

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