The VGH Emergency Department has launched a STOP Violence poster campaign to educate patients on the issue and increase staff and physician reporting of violence in the workplace.
The posters send an important message to all VCH staff, especially those who work in high-risk areas, to report violent behaviour as soon as possible:
- Call the Workplace Health Call Centre at 1-866-922-9464
- Get EFAP support (free confidential counselling and debriefing support) at 1-800-505-4929
- Emergency Physicians report differently – details are on the poster in the EP lounge.
Reporting is the best way to get a realistic picture of how much this happens, so ED leadership can better understand the root causes and begin to address issues.