March 12: Workplace Violence in Healthcare Increasing

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Violence in the workplace is up 74% in Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, according to the RQHR’s weekly newsletter. The health region said there were 535 incidents in 2016-2017, up from 307 the previous year. Possible causes include inadequate staffing, and lack of education and training for employees on workplace violence. Saskatchewan union members have expressed concerns about violence in the workplace, particularly in the areas of acute and long-term care.