RESOLVED: Doctors and nurses receive MILLIONS of dollars in payouts after being virally attacked by patients during their work
- Millions of dollars in compensation is paid out each year through hospital attacks
- Doctors and nurses are increasingly being attacked while working in hospitals
- As a result of the surge campaigners calling for a review of security measures
- More than $ 11 million was spent as compensation for the year 2014/15
Doctors and nurses are paid millions of dollars in compensation after undergoing vicious attacks during their work.
The Daily Telegraph revealed that from 2013 to 2017, more than 600 cases of compensation for employees were submitted each year.
The total payouts for the 735 claims accepted in 2014/15 totaled more than $ 11million dollars, indicating the high cost of hospital work compensation.
Doctors and nurses who face the worst aspects of patient behavior are paid millions of dollars in compensation after undergoing vicious attacks during their work
As a result of the sharp increase in attacks on health workers, campaigners have argued for the implementation of specific hospital security with additional powers to protect the hospital
As a result of the sharp increase in attacks against health workers, campaigners have called for the implementation of specific hospital security with additional powers to protect the hospital.
Security personnel would be trained in specific healthcare emergencies and run 24 hours a day to ensure that security is available throughout the day.
Even with a registered increase in the number of hospital attacks, the president of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Simon Judkins, stated that attacks were still reported too low.
& # 39; We don't want our emergency departments to look like some sort of bunker, but we need to make sure they are trained and visible and people know they are there & # 39 ;, said Dr. Judkins to The Daily Telegraph.
& # 39; (They) may suffer from a 14-year-old autistic child for a minute, then a 23-year-old drunk patient or someone with methamphetamine and then someone with a brain injury. & # 39;
Gerard Hayes, the national president of the Health Services Union, said that if action were not taken quickly, the rising trend of violence against health workers would continue.
& # 39; The hospitals want the police to hang around, but the police say we bought them here and that it is now your responsibility, & # 39; he said.
According to Hayes, a special safety team is essential for the safety of staff.
A doctor who had experienced one of the most horrific attacks in an Australian hospital was Dr. Michael Wong (photo) who was stabbed 14 times by a patient.
A doctor suffering from one of the most horrible attacks in an Australian hospital was Dr. Michael Wong.
Dr. Wong was stabbed fourteen times in early 2014 by a mental health patient at the Footscray Hospital as he walked through the foyer.
The doctor beat the security within hospital departments as & # 39; unacceptable & # 39;
"It has just been emphasized again to me that hospitals in Australia are not a safe environment for everyone, these violent attacks can fairly easily take place on any given day, in almost any hospital," he said. news.com.au.
Employees were forced to take Dr. Blood's body soaked in blood. Wong to an operating room, where doctors could save his life, while others kept the man at bay with everything they could get.
Eventually the police arrived and was able to subdue and arrest the man.
The data from SafeWork Australia has shown that hospital staff have an increasing threat of an attack of abuse during work
He said he believes that hospitals are not safe enough and that staff are constantly at risk of an unprovoked attack.
& # 39; The general public can quite easily enter any foyer from a hospital without being stopped or controlled, & # 39; he said.
The data from SafeWork Australia has shown that hospital staff have an increasing threat of an attack of abuse during work.
In 2013/14, 610 claims had been approved, 735 for 2014/15 and 660 for 2016/17, the figures for 2017/18 have yet to be finalized and released.
Data from SafeWork Australia also shows that the Health and Social Assistance sector has the largest number of employee compensation claims for construction and production.
SafeWork Australia data also shows that the Health and Social Assistance sector has the largest number of workers' compensation claims for construction and production
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