Hundreds of accidents at work in hospitals, figures show

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Hundreds of accidents at work have occurred among staff at hospitals in the south of England over the last 12 months.

According to figures published by The Argus, medical professionals working at institutions managed by the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust - which employs 6,000 people - have been involved in around 500 incidents during this time.

Workers at Worthing, Chichester and Shoreham hospitals have been injured in 170 instances of slips, falls, trips and collisions, with another 173 being hurt by needles or sharp objects in the line of duty.

In addition, 54 people were hurt in lifting accidents, while a further 60 individuals have struggled with afflictions caused by mental and physical strain.

Denise Farmer, trust director of organisational development and leadership, told the news source that being as slips are the most common cause of injuries, her team is "liaising with the facilities cleaning team to reduce the amount of falls caused by the cleaning process".

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30/04/2012 11:29