Nurse speaks out on attack terror

  1. 0 A hospital nurse who was attacked at work has spoken out, calling for better protection for NHS staff.



    Pauline Dunnery, who works at Perth Royal Infirmary, said she thought she was going to die at the hands of an intruder.

    Ms Dunnery was battered and sexually assaulted while working a night shift in November 2003.

    She spoke out as the public service workers' union Unison stepped up its campaign for better staff protection.

    She said: "Within seconds he had pulled the bottom of my skirt and I fell full force onto the floor on my back.

    Full Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3594269.stm
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    brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,277; Likes: 16,175. You can follow brian at My Website

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  4. Visit  fergus51 profile page
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    Disgusting. One of the problems we have at my current employer is the way they seem incapable of adressing staff safety properly.
  5. Visit  sarah rgn profile page
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    The man who assaulted this nurse was imprisoned for "life" yesterday - although he could be released in 10 years.

    http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2...y5797119t0.asp
  6. Visit  Grace Oz profile page
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    Scumbags like that need to be castrated & locked up for good!

    Nurses are becoming increasingly prey to human flotsam, and management continue to have their heads in the sand. Security, ( for both staff and patients!), should be at the TOP of the priority list for funding, importance, policy, right alongside patient protocols/care!

    Regards,
    Grace


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