'We probably only see one or two stab wounds a week'
'We don’t have much violence towards the hospital ED staff now, actually if patients are ‘kicking off’ you’ll hear patients in other cubicles telling them to be quiet'
‘Alcohol is still an issue and patients who are suffering from mental illness and crisis, who just need to talk to someone’
‘Patients occasionally discharge themselves, usually after x ray or assessment to see if their wound has caused wider damage. If it hasn’t, they often take out their own venflon, take off the monitoring equipment and leave.’
‘We don’t do very many thoracotomies now for that type of violent injury, there really isn’t the need anymore’
‘We don’t see many gang fights now; it’s mostly people fighting in a house when they have been drinking’
‘The age of those coming in from violence is much older’
‘We still do see people using mobile devices to arrange revenge on their attacker’