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To: Health Minister Jillian Skinner
Are you safe in your hospital?
Our dedicated health workers are increasingly under attack from violent patients and their visitors. And we are at risk too. We are calling on you to ensure our hospitals are kept safe for all. Please make the required legislative changes to both the Health Services Act and Mental Health Act in order to provide hospital security officers with the necessary powers and protections to perform their duties and ensure the safety of the public and hospital staff.
Why is this important?
The Baird Government has been turning a blind eye to the massive rise of violence in our hospitals and its time we took a stand. Every day front line medical and emergency workers including nurses, orderlies, doctors, paramedics and other hospital staff are being harmed on the job and security officers have very few powers to stop it.
Hospitals are places you go to get better but all too often we are seeing casualties coming from our casualty wards. This is not good enough. No one should have to go to work and be confronted by violence.
We are calling on the Health Minister Jillian Skinner to review hospital security as a matter of urgency and give security officers the legal authority to protect the public, the patients and the staff at your local hospital.