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What matters most on October 10, 2018
Ryan Thorpe and Larry Kusch10/10/2018 7:00 PM
Unions that represent local nurses and hospital security guards are calling on Health Minister Cameron Friesen and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to back up their members, after a spike in violent assaults on hospital staff allegedly fuelled by methamphetamine abuse.
Nurses are increasingly afraid of being the victims of violence at the hands of patients who are in the throes of meth-induced psychosis, and the security guards hired to protect them are uncertain about what authority they have to physically intervene, the unions say.
“It is a shame that nurses have to fear for their lives when they go into work. That is unacceptable and an absolute shame,” Manitoba Nurses Union president Darlene Jackson said Wednesday.
Ryan Thorpe and Larry Kusch
10/10/2018 7:00 PM
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