Abusive patients hassling Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills hospital workers


Published February 7, 2022 at 4:40 pm

Emergency Departments at Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills hospitals are still having to deal with unruly patients and their families.

With Emergency Departments under extreme pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the contagious Omicron wave still resulting in a large number of cases, the demand for care has escalated and wait times are much higher than normal, according to Halton Healthcare.

Staff at local hospitals continue to experience verbal and physical abuse and the healthcare team is telling patients and visitors to the Emergency Department that this will not be accepted.

“Everyone is entitled to a safe and secure environment,” Halton Healthcare said on Twitter on Monday. “Abuse of staff and physicians is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Please be kind as everyone is working tirelessly to ensure patients receive the care they need.”

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