Two nurses on Ward 32 at the Port of Spain General Hospital have been attacked by a 23-year-old male patient.
President of the Registered Nurses Association Idi Stewart told Newsday the association condemns yet again another act of violence against the association’s mermbers, which is becoming a weekly scenario.
Stewart said last month at the San Fernando Hospital a nurse was almost raped in a similar incident. He said at around 11 pm on Sunday the patient entered the nurses’ station.
“One of the nurses managed to escape out of the station. However, the second nurse was trapped, which resulted in the patient (grabbing) hold of the nurse by her shoulder and threw her to the floor. The patient then proceeded to hold her down on the floor, attempting to raise up her clothes while trying to subdue her.
“The other nurse ran screaming for help from the other wards, as there were no security guards on duty that secure the wards.”