By Isha Sesay • 27 November 2019 • 18:17
ASSAULT: A patient assaulted workers from Son Espases Hospital in Mallorca, Spain. Credit: Son Espases Hospital.
A PATIENT has assaulted several nurses of the Emergency Unit at Son Espases Hospital in Mallorca, Spain.
As reported by the Union of Nursing Technicians (SAE), the assault took place on Tuesday night (November 26), after a patient retrieved a razor from his pocket and began to cut himself. When nurses tried to stop him, the patient assaulted and threatened to kill them, subsequently breaking the wrist of one of the hospital’s security guards.
The SAE have since released a statement, stating that “it is alarming that verbal or physical aggressions against health professionals continue”, adding that they “will not stop reporting cases of aggression, in addition to carrying out awareness activities.” They ask that the hospital’s administration urgently develops measures to put an end to abuse and to condemn the aggressors.
We at Euro Weekly News understand that the Local Police has charged the man with assault and intimidation with violence.
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