Nearly 200 HSE Staff Received Special State Payments Because Of Serious Physical Assaults By Patients

This is since January 2018

Employees who are absent from work because of a reckless attack may be eligible for the Serious Physical Assault Scheme. 

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

Niall Shanahan, from the forsa trade union, says the figures are a big worry. 

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