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Newham University Hospital incident: Staff member stabbed in A&E

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A staff member in an A&E department was stabbed during a knife attack this morning. 

The incident happened at Newham University Hospital. 

The extent of the victim’s injuries is unclear but they have been treated and discharged.

Shane Degaris, deputy group chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust said: “An emergency department assistant at Newham Hospital was stabbed by a member of the public while at work early this morning. 

“This was a shocking and senseless attack on a member of staff doing their duty.”

The incident happened this morning at Newham Hospital’s A&E (Google)

He said in the wake of the attack there would be a security review. 

“The Trust condemns any form of violence and aggression against our dedicated and hard-working staff. In the light of this incident we are reviewing security at all our hospitals to ensure the safety of all our staff and patients at all times,” he added. 

“The victim was treated in the Emergency Department, admitted to a ward and has since been discharged home. Police apprehended the perpetrator.”

The Standard has contacted Scotland Yard for comment. 

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