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Changes to security, visiting hours at Health Sciences Centre

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The Health Sciences Centre is adding more measures to enhance security.

Those measures include placing limits on after-hour visits to adult medicine, surgery, rehab and addictions inpatient care during evening hours.

This is just another measure taken by the hospital to deal with a recent spike in violent incidents, triggered by the meth crisis.

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Other moves already taken include adding security members, increased vehicle patrols and additional training for staff.

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A trial of these measures will continue running for several weeks, after which a review will be conducted.

Emergency services will still remain open 24 hours a week.

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The Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union says that while this is a step in the right direction, they continue to demand elevated legal authority for security officers.

 

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