1 Oct 2018

Sexual assault at CDHB: Official figures not full story - nurse

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 1 October 2018

A nurse says the Canterbury District Health Board isn't telling the full story about sexual assault complaints laid by staff. Official information released to RNZ shows since 2015, it has recorded almost seventy complaints of sexual assault. All but two of those complaints were laid by staff working in mental health. But a CDHB nurse, who doesn't work in mental health, says she's been sexually harassed and assaulted and her complaints have been ignored. John Miller from the New Zealand Nurses' Organisation told RNZ reporter Katie Scotcher it's disappointing nurses' complaints aren't being heard.