25 Nov 2021

NHS worker stabbed at south London Hospital

Health and Social Care Editor

Channel 4 News can reveal that a NHS worker was stabbed by a patient in a south London hospital’s emergency department this week.

Staff at Lewisham Hospital’s A&E had been warning for some time they were not safe before the attack.

They said staff shortages were leaving them more vulnerable while compounding the frustration of waiting patients.

A recent NHS staff survey also showed 75,000 employees had experienced violence and aggression from patients, relatives or the public.