Sutton hospital staff 'say thanks' after emergency department ‘calm' after England win

Hospital staff who dreaded shifts on match nights due to a rise in abuse and violence have said ‘thank you’ after a ‘calm night with no drama’ following England’s win at Wembley.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 11:48 am

The doctors, nurses and healthcare support staff at King’s Mill Hospital, in Sutton, were relieved after last night’s shift (Wednesday) in the Emergency Department (ED) was trouble free with no abusive behaviour towards staff.

On Tuesday, the Chad had reported how the Sherwood Forest Hospitals’ Trust had called for people to treat their staff with respect after incidents following previous England games.

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Julie Hogg, Chief Nurse at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust said: “We were worried after seeing a rise in abusive behaviour after England matches, but our reminder to patients to treat us with respect and to remember that we are here to help seems to have worked.“We are all thrilled that England is through to the final and can’t wait to cheer the team on. Now we can do so in the expectation that people who need us will behave well after the match on Sunday.

“We will carry on issuing reminders throughout this week to make sure that everyone who might need our help sees our plea.“We know that masks, social distancing and not bringing anyone with you unless you need a carer is hard, but these measures are in place to keep patients, visitors and NHS workers safe.

“Thank you so much to everyone who listened and fingers crossed for the right result on Sunday!”

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