The Health Services Union have placed an indefinite ban on security officer members entering the Nepean Hospital mental health unit for all circumstances except code black emergencies, following four serious injuries at the facility in the last six days.
- On July 5 at approximately 21:40 two HSU security officers were injured in Mental Health Triage and Assessment Centre (TAC) whilst dealing with an aggressive male scheduled patient. One officer sustained head injuries and was admitted to the emergency department and is now off work.
- On July 4, at approximately 20:40 hours a HSU security officer suffered facial and dental injuries after being punched in the face by a male patient in Mental Health High Dependency Unit. He is now off work.
- On July 1 at approximately midday a HSU security officer sustained a back injury while dealing with a highly aggressive male patient in Mental Health Triage and Assessment Centre (TAC). He now off work.
- On June 30 HSU member fractured four ribs in emergency department room 33 after a random attack by a mental health patient.