HEALTH STAFF — ASSAULTS AGAINST
COLIN TINCKNELL to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister
I refer to staff assaults within the
(1) How many
assaults on staff have there been in the public health system in the past five years,
and what is the underlying trend?
(2) What kinds of
assaults are occurring?
(3) Where are the
main hotspots for hospital staff being assaulted?
(4) Are high-risk
areas being identified; and, if yes —
(a) what security
measures have been employed in these high-risk areas; and
(b) do any of our
at-risk hospital staff have personal-protection garments; and, if so, what are
they and when are they required?
(5) Can the
government please highlight how it plans to better protect our doctors and
nurses against serious assault?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Due to the detailed nature of the
question, I am advised that the Department of Health is not able to provide the
requested information in the time required and I therefore ask the honourable
member to place this question on notice.