August 21, 2014

Assaults and Abuse Rise in NZ Hospital

THe number of assaults and verbal abuse incidents against frontline health staff is rising in Marlborough, according to the Marlborough Express, but there are fears of under reporting by staff.

There are usually underlying causes of aggression such as drink and drugs, anxiety about  medical conditions and patients who react badly to medication.

Verbal abuse and physical assaults on Marlborough health board staff have risen from 31 in 2012-2013 to 37 in 2013-2014.

Maybo training for healthcare staff