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Australia's first policy to prevent violence in hospitals

The Victorian Government has launched Australia's first policy to protect staff, patients and visitors from violence in hospitals.

Under the policy, all Victorian hospitals will be required to implement a clear and standardised Code Grey policy which deals with preventing, responding to and reducing a violent situation.

The policy is in response to estimated figures that 95 per cent of healthcare workers have experienced physical or verbal attacks while working in Victorian hospitals.

To read the media release, click here.