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    U.K. nurses face chaos in hospitals

    Nurse: 'I've been hit, head-butted and taken hostage'

    Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn't like her.
    "She wanted to leave and when I said no, she smashed a piece of plastic and put the sharp piece to my neck. It was terrifying."

    She was then taken hostage by the deranged patient and marched into the lift (the elevator).

    This was not the only time she has experienced a physical assault. She says there have been particularly bad occasions, including being head-butted by a drug abuser, that made her question her future.

    The situation has got so bad - more than 70,000 NHS staff are assaulted every year - that the nursing profession has even started to consider asking staff to wear body cameras, as police and fire crews do.

    Sarah Seeley, a nurse from Ipswich, says that "Nurses have been stabbed, stalked and even had their eyes gouged."


    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-44111627


    In the U.K.'s socialized health system, the hospitals have to treat everybody who walks in their doors, and it's the taxpayers who pay for it.
    So deranged riff-raff walks in, the nurses have to deal with it.
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    lol - stuff like that happens here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsqtr View Post
    lol - stuff like that happens here too.
    Yes, the new normal.

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