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Health Minister condemns attack on nurse

Monday, 4 October 2010

Condemning the recent attack of a nurse in Holywell Hospital, Health Minister Michael McGimpsey today said:

'Any attack on health care staff is totally unacceptable. Anti social behaviour in hospitals and attacks on healthcare workers is a very serious issue and is one that I am committed to tackling. However everyone has a duty to ensure the zero tolerance message is clearly understood.

'Staff, patients and visitors to our hospitals have a right to a safe and secure environment and anything else cannot be tolerated by society. My thoughts and best wishes goes to the nurse who is the victim of this recent attack and his colleagues who all must have been deeply effected by this incident.'