194 HSE Staff Receive State Pa...

News

194 HSE Staff Receive State Payment Following Patient Assaults

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

1:25 PM - 11 Sep 2019



Nearly 200 HSE staff have received special state payments because of serious physical assaults by patients since January 2018.

New figures also show 41 staff have been sexually assaulted on duty in the same time frame.

 

HSE employees who are absent from work because of a reckless attack by a patient may be eligible for the Serious Physical Assault Scheme, which includes basic pay, allowances and premium pay that staff would have earned if they were still at work.

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, 59 people qualified for the scheme this year and 135 last year.

HSE Source: Health Service Executive

There was a 5% increase in the number of physical or verbal assaults on staff last year - with nearly 6,200 recorded.

27 HSE employees were allegedly sexually assaulted in 2018 and 14 so far this year.

 

The HSE says it's committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to supporting employees who became injured in the course of their work.

*Reporting by Eoghan Murphy



Read more about

Assaults FOI Hse Patient

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Fergal D'arcy

Fergal D'arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

Up next

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Ed's National Anthems

Ed's National Anthems

7 PM-9 PM

Share

The Paul McLoone Show

The Paul McLoone Show

9 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Early Breakfast with Paula Mac...

Early Breakfast with Paula MacSweeney

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on