Workplace Violence in Healthcare has been top of mind in order to build awareness of this prevalent issue. Check back often as we will keep posting news as it becomes available or as PSHSA is featured in various publications as the subject matter expert in making the general public aware of this prevalent issue by changing mindsets.


Workplace violence plagues personal support workers

Tamara Daly, a health services researcher and associate professor at York University, said research shows at least 40 per cent of personal support workers face workplace violence on a daily basis.

Nov. 26, 2017


Violence against front-line hospital staff on rise: Survey

Union wants enhanced legal protection for workers who report incidents to superiors.

Nov. 6, 2017


Health-care workers victims of physical violence more now than ever before

Oct., 2017


Preventing Patient-on-staff Violence

A new tool is being created in Ontario to assess workplace environments within mental health facilities to help prevent #patient-on-staff violence.

Oct., 2017

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‘It shouldn’t be part of the job’ – CUPE campaigns against workplace violence in hospital

Incidents at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North include physical, verbal threats, or disorderly conduct.

Sep. 28, 2017


Enough is Enough: Safe Workplace For All

Putting a stop to violence in the healthcare sector – A Discussion Paper.

May 30, 2017


Health-care workers face ‘epidemic of violence’

The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions is urging the ministry of labour to do more to protect health-care workers who face daily threats of violence on the job.

Mar. 13, 2017


Patient Flagging May Decrease Violence in Healthcare

We continue to hear about concerning incidents of workplace violence across the country, particularly in the healthcare sector, against healthcare workers. The events that are reported in the media are only the most catastrophic, however statistics from workers’ compensation boards indicate that in some provinces, reported violent events against healthcare workers exceed those against police officers and correctional workers.

Feb. 17, 2016


Nurses being battered and bruised while on the job

It’s breakfast time at Toronto East General Hospital in Toronto and things are already heating up.
Nurse Doriann Duncan-Johnson is busy examining a patient who was brought in by police overnight.
So far, the patient has been very aggressive and spitting at the nurses.

Oct. 31, 2015


Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Mar. 31, 2015