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Re: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #512-re Yobs in hospitals

That's the point isn't it. they talk about #xxx fines but they still have to
be just as legally sound as any conviction by any presently standing law, so
the whole thing is most likely just another lot of talk from our government,
Who in my opinion, seem to think they are above the law.

On 6/12/06, email @ redacted <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hi Julian
> I work in the NHS as a staff nurse and I can't imagine anyone fining a
> diabetic for their behaviour whilst hypo. I believe amongst most NHS staff
> there
> is an understanding and acceptance that sometimes people act out of
> character
> due to a medical condition. I think it is to deter individuals who choose
> to
> act in an aggressive manner towards staff and to encourage such people to
> take
> responsibility for their actions.
> We have posters all over the hospital, and recently there was a regular
> attender in our clinic who was known to be abusive towards staff. It was
> decided
> amongst the nurses that they would only deal with this man when
> accompanied by
> another nurse. This gentleman then wrote to complain to the hospital and
> our
> matron was asked by our managers to write and apologise to this man (who
> felt victimised)..she refused. My point being that even in this situation
> when
> staff  were in fear, nothing was done by ours managers..I feel very few
> people
> will  ever ger fined.
> Kirsty T1 33yrs (pumping 3.5yr)
> .
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