EXCLUSIVE | Yet another hospital worker assaulted in sickening attack
There’s been yet another assault on a hospital worker in Sydney, just days after 22,000 staff went on strike over the issue.
Ray Hadley has revealed a guard was attacked at Nepean Hospital on Sunday night.
Just before 6pm, a man who is reportedly ‘well known’ to western Sydney hospitals and police showed up at the Mental Health Unit.
The man allegedly verbally abused a guard who was assigned to watch over him before punching him in the face and kicking him in the legs.
The guard suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the emergency department for urgent medical treatment.
Another man was arrested at Sutherland Hospital on Saturday morning after assaulting a security guard, paramedics and police.
And a man was arrested at Auburn Hospital early on Sunday morning after abusing nurses and assaulting police.
The three incidents all took place in the three days since 22,000 hospital workers went on strike over a lack of hospital security.
Health Services Union Secretary Gerard Hayes tells Ray Hadley the Premier needs to get involved immediately.
“This is becoming hospital lotto. We are seeing now, every month, 40 people are being assaulted in hospitals.
“Everybody’s got a right to have a safe workplace and patients and visitors have an absolute right to go to a hospital to be healed, not become patients themselves.”
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