Trust fined £28,000 for failure to protect nurse from violence

Stubley, Peter; Scott, Graham
May 2005
Nursing Standard;5/11/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports that South West London and Saint George's Mental Health NHS Trust was fined £ 28,000 for failure to protect nurse from violence. The trust admitted its neglect had contributed to the death of healthcare assistant Mamade Chattun, also known as Eshan Chattun. Mr Chattun died in July 2003 after he was attacked by Jason Cann, a mental health patient at Springfield Hospital. Defence barrister Colin McCaul said the trust has since spent £2 million on improvements to the ward, including staff walkie talkies and personal alarms. INSET: ALL-AROUND INFECTION TRAINING.


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