Feb. 7: Orders Issued to Mental Health Facilities after Violent Incidents


WorkSafeBC issued nine separate orders to two mental health facilities, criticizing the failure of Vancouver Island Health Authority to protect the staff’s safety. The orders were provoked by incidents in which a violent patient severely beat a psychiatric nurse. The same patient assaulted other nurses after that incident. Another patient was removed and transferred to a corrections facility, where he then assaulted a corrections officer.