Nurses speak out about patient violence

Nurses at a Dorset hospital have spoken out about the issue of workplace violence to highlight a serious issue in the NHS

NHS nurses have spoken out about the attacks made against them by patients at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in Dorset.

Speaking to the BBC, they have referred to bottle of urine being thrown, doors broken off hinges and general threats of bodily violence.

A video has been made to highlight the issue that many nurses face on a daily basis.

NHS England statistics show that 15% of staff have experienced physical violence from either patients or their relatives, or simply members of the public.

Watch the video here.

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