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Nurses union angry after gun incident

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The president of the Nova Scotia Nurses Union is concerned that neither the province’s health authority nor the Department of Health and Wellness notified the union that an armed man had walked into the emergency room at Middleton's Soldiers Memorial Hospital one week ago, putting staff and patients at risk.

Janet Hazelton told CBC News the safety of nurses in the emergency departments and other units has been a concern for years. “The doors are often not locked. There’s limited security in our facilities and the security we do have are not permitted to restrain anyone, so our nurses are quite vulnerable.”

RCMP arrested a man at the hospital for causing a disturbance and possessing weapons.

Read the full CBC News story here.


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