Nurses' union calls for changes to OHS act

Three nurses attacked at a Toronto hospital
||Last Updated: 01/09/2008

Following attacks on three nurses over two days earlier this month at the Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Ontario Nurses Association is calling for a change in workplace safety legislation.

The attacks involved two separate incidents at the hospital's Queen Street West site.

In the first attack in the early hours of Nov. 13, a patient attacked a nurse, breaking his shoulder, and then beat another nurse who witnessed the attack. The next morning, a different patient head-butted and punched a nurse, breaking his jaw.