"Aggression in the Emergency Department tends to take a lot of resources to try and de-escalate and to sort it out in some way to benefit all parties involved"
Ryan, Emergency Department Nurse
"We’re all part of the same community. Everyone at the hospital is there to help you. And aggression is never okay."
Brian, Hospital Security
"It can be very difficult in that moment when someone is directing anger or aggression towards you."
Laura, Emergency Department Doctor
This festive season, NSW Health is running a public awareness campaign to remind the community that aggression against hospital staff or paramedics is not acceptable.
This social media campaign runs from 2 December 2019 to 28 January 2020, to coincide with the Christmas, New Year and Australia Day holiday period.
Having to deal with aggression on the job impacts the ability of emergency department nurses, doctors and hospital security to provide care to patients.
Show your support locally
- Share our posts on LinkedIn, Twitterand Facebook with your social media networks to support our frontline workers. #NSWHealth
- Help us spread the word through your organisation’s communication channels.
Download the communications toolkit to share with your local community
Thank you in advance for supporting our frontline staff to help us deliver the best care we can for patients.
"When we walk into work, we want to do the best that we can for every patient that we see"
Alan, Emergency Department Doctor
Watch these videos to hear what aggression means to hospital staff across NSW Health.
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