Violence against health-care workers ‘increasing tremendously,’ says Winnipeg MP and physician

Violence against health-care workers ‘increasing tremendously,’ says Winnipeg MP and physician

A Winnipeg member of Parliament who experienced violence first-hand in his work as a doctor says violent incidents in Winnipeg hospitals are on the rise — and he’s calling on his fellow MPs to do something about it.

Doug Eyolfson, the Liberal MP for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley and a physician, was set to table a petition Friday calling for a federal strategy to address growing violence against Canadian health-care workers.

“It’s something that’s been going on for years, and has been more or less accepted as part of the health-care environment,” Eyolfson said.

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