March 26, 2014

Attacks on Glasgow Nurses Over 60 a Week

More than 600 nurses across Greater Glasgow have been on the receiving end of verbal abuse or physical assault from patients and members of the public over a three month period. The shocking figures were uncovered by a freedom of information request and reported in the Evening Times.

Nursing staff describe being kicked, bitten, pinched and spat on by those they are trying to help. Midwifery staff are also included in the figures, which may not reflect the full picture as many incidents go unreported according to nursing staff.

Reduce assaults on staff