£12m security bill for North East hospitals as thousands of staff and patients are attacked

Health bosses have spent more than £12million on security in the last five years amid a rise in attacks on NHS staff and patients.
A total of 4,249 ‘physical and non-verbal’ assaults were recorded at hospitals in the North East between April 2012 and March last year - an average of two a day.
NHS chiefs said attacks on its workers and patients were “completely unacceptable”.
Figures released through a Freedom of Information request show The Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spent £5,083,009 on security during the five years.
And the trust, which runs Royal Victoria Infirmary and... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 45
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