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Ottawa nurse calls for protection of RNs at Brockville forensic unit

An Ottawa nurse is welcoming an interim Ontario Labour Board decision that forced the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group to hire trained security guards to protect nurses from violent patients at the Brockville Mental Health Centre’s forensic unit.

The ruling handed down Wednesday comes after a serious attack at the forensic psychiatric ward on Oct. 10 in which a patient repeatedly stabbed a female nurse in the head and neck with a pen.

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