There are calls for special constables to be installed in Australian health facilities as confronting footage of the violence faced by health employees continues to emerge.
As reported by Channel 9 in Australia, disturbing footage captured in a Sydney mental health intensive seven years ago was given to A Current Affair to illustrate the prolonged trauma facing security guards in Australian hospitals.
Multiple guards and medicos use a bedsheet to restrain and bring down a violent patient.
It takes multiple people to hold him down and medicate him, before he is tied to a stretcher and wheeled away.
Former security guard Warren Browne paints an equally ugly picture of his last day on the job, when his shoulder was ripped out by a drug addict at Hornsby Hospital in Sydney’s north.