The Management of Violence and Aggression

The Management of Violence and Aggression

Addressing Violence, Harassment, and Aggression at TUH

At Tallaght University Hospital (TUH), the safety, well-being, and dignity of our staff and patients are of paramount importance. We recognize the significance of maintaining an environment free from violence, harassment, and aggression. In alignment with the principles set forth by the Health Service Executive (HSE), we uphold the EU definition of work-related aggression and violence.

The HSE's definition underscores that work-related aggression and violence encompass any incidents where our valued staff members are subjected to abuse, threats, or assaults in circumstances directly linked to their professional duties. These incidents, whether explicit or implicit, challenge the safety, well-being, or health of our dedicated personnel.

At TUH, we stand firmly against all forms of violence, harassment, and aggression and are committed to fostering a culture that promotes respect, understanding, and open communication. We have implemented comprehensive measures and protocols to prevent, address, and respond to incidents of violence, harassment, and aggression, ensuring that all individuals interacting within our healthcare community are treated with the utmost respect and dignity.

We are working collectively to create a safer and more supportive environment for both our staff and patients. We encourage open dialogue and collaboration to raise awareness about violence, harassment, and aggression, prevent its occurrence, and provide necessary support to those affected by it.

If you have any concerns, questions, or require assistance related to violence, harassment, or aggression, please reach out to the healthcare professionals who are caring for you. Together, we can foster an environment that reflects the values of compassion, empathy, and respect, making TUH a safer and more inclusive place for all.