Employee assaulted by patient at Hadassah hospital

The hospital's security guards intervened quickly to subdue the would-be-patient after the assault, who was then arrested by Israel Police and taken in for questioning.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 17, 2019 17:19
Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem, Israel

Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. (photo credit: ALMOG / WIKIMEDIA)

 
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A patient assaulted and verbally abused an employee at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital early Wednesday morning.

The employee was responsible for the intake process that patients go through before being seen by hospital staff. The patient became unruly with the hospital staff, and then escalated the incident by physically assaulting the employee, who filed a complaint after the incident.

The hospital's security guards intervened quickly to subdue the would-be-patient after the assault, who was then arrested by Israel Police and taken in for questioning.


"Again we witness the unnecessary and regrettable violence towards a medical team, which is unacceptable within the walls of Hadassah. The vision of the hospital is to provide humane and compassionate treatment to every person, and there is no room for physical or verbal violence against the staff who do their work faithfully throughout the day," said Hadassah director-general, Prof. Zeev Rotstein.

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