I write in response to your Official Information Act request, dated 01 March 2019. You requested the following information:
• Any figures you have got about the amount of violence in the hospital emergency department, including trends.
• What does the DHB believe is the reason for the violence, and what are the results: injury to hospital staff and other patients, including figures please?
• What is being done – there is a suggestion in the latest DHB minutes of better cameras.
• Has a regional working group been established on this topic, and what is it doing about it?
Our response is attached