Hospital acquitted in patient attack trial
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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.”
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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