A patient at the Saint John Regional Hospital assaulted at least three registered nurses, who required treatment in the emergency room after the attack. In response, the New Brunswick Nurses Union called for action against continuing violence against workers in healthcare. The union says violence against nurses is a serious problem that has been severely underreported and not taken seriously in the past. Statistics Canada has reported that more than 30% of RNs in New Brunswick have suffered physical abuse at work.
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