6 May 2022

Violence against Christchurch Hospital staff escalating

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 6 May 2022

Emergency department staff at Christchurch Hospital are continuing to be punched, spat on, sworn at and sexually harassed by patients, despite efforts to stem violence and aggression by patients.

Recorded rates of abuse show there has been no improvement over the past seven years.

Jean Edwards reports.