WorkSafe BC must order VIHA to provide safe workplaces in aftermath of violent assaults against psychiatric nurses

VIHA cuts to psychiatric services puts vulnerable patients, staff and community at risk. British Columbia Nurses’ Union, April 8, 2010 Vancouver - Reid Johnson, President of the Health Sciences Association, and Debra McPherson, President of the BC Nurses' Union, are calling on WorkSafe BC to immediately order VIHA to protect staff at Eric Martin Pavilion, the mental health facility at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. The demand for action follows a series of violent assaults on staff by a patient with severe mental illness. VIHA's cuts to psychiatric services and their inaction on improving hospital safety leave patients, staff and the wider community vulnerable to violence. ... WorkSafe