You are aware of how often South Australia's nurses, midwives and personal care assistants are the targets of aggressive behavior and threats of physical violence.
• A nurse was threatened with a pair of scissors in an emergency department and had to use a duress alarm to get out to safety.
• Another sustained a neck injury after a patient grabbed her ponytail and pulled her up from a sitting position to standing upright.
• A midwife was verbally abused by the estranged partner of a patient who had just given birth.
• Not to mention the countless times they’ve been kicked, punched and spat on—all while doing their jobs to support the South Australian community.
Enough is enough.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) City-Bay team is participating in this year’s City-Bay with a message: ‘Run for your life – stop the violence in healthcare’ and raising funds for research to support changes to create safer workplaces for health care workers and the patients in their care.
Share a dollar or two to support valuable research to assist nurses, midwives and personal care workers who dedicate their lives to caring for you and your loved ones around-the-clock.
They deserve to be ‘treated’; not mistreated.