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Violent patient episodes occur at Ottawa hospital

A number of security-related incidents involving patients have occurred at an Ottawa hospital, according to a recent report published on the CBC website. The news story states that:

Violent patients at the Ottawa Hospital this year have used furniture as weapons, repeatedly punched nurses and seriously injured a security guard — incidents that have triggered changes at the Civic campus and an ongoing Ministry of Labour investigation.

CBC News has learned the province is currently investigating four incidents this year involving mentally ill patients who attacked three nurses and a security guard on separate occasions between January and May.

Read the full story here.