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Vic hospitals to get stab vests and alarms

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February 13, 2018

Victoria's Health Minister Jill Hennessy says frontline hospital staff are getting safety equipment.

Stab vests, duress alarms and body cameras will be provided to Victorian hospitals by the state government to help try and protect staff from violent patients.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy on Tuesday announced a $7 million fund would be provided for hospitals to keep health workers safe from aggressive patients and family members.

"Our hard working doctors, nurses and paramedics are not punching bags ... abuse will not be tolerated and we believe these measures will help," Ms Hennessy said.

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