Violence against nurse leads emergency room to close

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March 10, 2012 20:08

 
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The emergency room at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem will be shut from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday to protest a serious incident in which a nurse was attacked by a patient. During the two-hour shutdown, hospital management will have a discussion with the nurses.

On Thursday at dawn, a prisoner accompanied by police arrived to get medical treatment. The prisoner took advantage of being near a nurse and hit her in the face, breaking her nose.

Hospital director Dr. Yuval Weiss said that such incidents of physical violence are unforgivable and that management regarded the incident as extremely serious. "We will take vigorous action to prevent this from happening in the future," he said.

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