Working alone at Waypoint: maximum insecurity
Publication DateTuesday, July 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care includes a maximum-security forensic division for patients who have been found not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial by the courts.
Workers say patient-on-staff attacks are becoming more frequent and more severe. Yet caregivers often have to work alone, which puts them at a greater risk for violence.
Waypoint needs safe staffing levels that would allow caregivers to work in pairs at all times when providing care.
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