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To: Health Minister Jillian Skinner

Are you safe in your hospital?

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.


Reasons for signing

  • Myself & others in this country have always been well cared for by the wonderful staff of the public health system. They deserve a lot better than to be on the receiving end of violence by fools
  • It is vital to keep our social services functioning effectively and to ensure that all staff can work in a safe environment.
  • Aggressive behaviour is unacceptable and our doctors, nurses and hospital staff deserve to feel safe in their workplace

Updates

2016-01-18 09:37:30 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2016-01-15 21:28:02 +1100

500 signatures reached

2016-01-15 16:34:22 +1100

100 signatures reached

2016-01-15 16:25:36 +1100

50 signatures reached

2016-01-15 16:23:17 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-01-15 16:22:09 +1100

10 signatures reached