Daily Mirror

NHS workers: Abuse on rise


ABUSE of NHS staff has increased since last year, according to a shock poll.

Workers feel “forgotten”, with 54% saying abuse is on the rise. NHS Charities Together found 43% report receiving abuse.

Paramedic Ben Glover, 43, of Southampto­n, said: “I’ve been bitten, punched, hit, it’s picked up recently.”

Ellie Orton, head of NHS Charities Together, said: “Covid cases are still high. While many staff may feel support has waned, people are still behind them.”

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