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Alleged assault leads to hospital being charged

Jul 5th 2021

Alleged assault leads to hospital being charged

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Alleged assault leads to hospital being charged.

A Melbourne hospital has been charged by WorkSafe Victoria after a nurse was allegedly assaulted in its acute psychiatric unit.

WorkSafe Vic claimed the hospital failed to maintain a workplace that is safe and without risk to health.

Austin Health was charged with two breaches of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The charges come under section 21(1) and 21 (2)(a) of the OHS Act for failing to maintain safe systems of work; and under section 21(1) and 21(2)(e) for failing to provide information, instruction and training.

The incident in which a patient allegedly assaulted a nurse in the psychiatric unit's high support area occurred on 17 September 2019.

This matter will be addressed at Heidelberg Magistrates' Court on 6 October 2021.

The full media release can be found on the WorkSafe Victoria website.

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