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Hospital acquitted in patient attack trial

After a long trial, the Royal Ottawa hospital has been acquitted of all three charges stemming from a patient attack on a staff member in 2012. Commenting on the outcome, Vicki McKenna, vice-president of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, told the Ottawa Citizen: “It’s a sad day for us. I don’t think people know how dangerous and difficult the work that nurses do is.”


July 18, 2016
By Canadian Security

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According to the Ottawa Citizen article, the Ministry of Labour laid the charges following an attack on staff by a patient. The patient reportedly attacked two nurses and a personal support worker, choking one woman to unconsciousness and punching and choking two others.

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