Transcript: Staff safety - video B
Aggression is never OK
These holidays, NSW Health is running a public awareness campaign to remind the community that aggression against hospital or ambulance staff is not acceptable.
Dealing with aggression impacts the ability of emergency department nurses, doctors, hospital security, paramedics and call takers to provide care to patients.
We face a lot of inevitable trauma; we hear a lot of tragedy, but we didn’t sign up for the aggression. That’s avoidable.
Sinead, Control Centre Assistant
The social media campaign runs from
21 December 2020 to 27 January 2021, to coincide with the Christmas, New Year and Australia Day holiday period.
Every time we are dealing with aggression, we're not helping someone else.
Brian, Hospital Security
Spread the word
Share the communications toolkit through your communication channels:
Aggression in the Emergency Department tends to take a lot of resources to try and de-escalate.
Ryan, Emergency Department Nurse
Thank you for supporting staff to provide the best care for patients.