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Violence against London hospital staff reaches new high: Union

April 6, 2018
The London Free Press - Jonathan Sher

Violence at London hospitals is at an “all-time high,” according to the head of health and safety for the nurses union that represents RNs at University Hospital.

The culture at London Health Sciences Centre must change, Alan Warrington told members of ONA Local 100 at their general membership meeting in March.

“Violence is at an all-time high and this needs to change. We need to change the culture among ourselves and that takes work. We now have metal detector wands, contraband policies and countless other changes. It is a slow process and preparatory time is necessary,” said Warrington, according to minutes of the meeting March 14 at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn.

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