"At the time of the Sept. 30 attack, Garner was the only registered nurse on duty, despite Western State Hospital's policy that requires three RNs per shift, Beck said. The patient, Christopher Adams Jones, had a history of assaulting and being sexually aggressive with female staff, but the hospital failed to implement measures to protect workers from his violent behavior... Garner, 63, was working behind the nurse's station when the patient jumped over the counter, knocked her to the ground and bit her ear lobe off."
The attack on Garner was one of several in recent months, including two separate incidents where patients knocked staff down and stomped on their heads.
"There was a mental health technician, Eloisa Panza, who was assaulted by the patient when he knocked her hard to the ground and tried to bite her thigh," the lawsuit said. Panza had to take three weeks off due to injuries suffered in the July 23 attack, but the hospital didn't make needed changes to protect other workers from the patient
The hospital has been plagued by problems for years and was repeatedly cited for health and safety violations, including escapes by violent patients. An Associated Press investigation discovered 185 instances of patients who went missing over a three-year period.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finally cut the hospital's certification and $53 million federal funds earlier this year due to continued failed inspections.
Вообще, США, одна из весьма экономически развитых стран, 21 век, и-такое..Интересно, где еще в буйных отделениях психбольниц дежурят в одиночку- старушки?