Largest amount of assaults on health staff in North West

first_imgThere were nearly 8,700 assaults on health staff last year. Almost half of the victims were nurses.According to freedom of information figures, there were 8,667 reports of assaults on HSE staff in 2020.6,900 were direct physical attacks, while 1,707 were verbal and 60 were sexual assaults.Of all the attacks, nurses make up by far the highest amount, at over 48 per cent.In total, there were 4,166 assaults against nursing staff last year.The largest amount of assaults was in the Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim/Cavan/Monaghan area, with 1,028 reports last year.The HSE says ensuring the safety of employees and service-users is a priority, and training on managing violence and aggression is provided. Previous articleOver 70s could begin to be vaccinated at clinics next weekNext articleIreland’s in for the “long haul” in Covid-19 fight News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Largest amount of assaults on health staff in North West Facebook Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter By News Highland – February 4, 2021 DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more