Health bosses say that they have a ‘zero tolerance’ policy towards violence and aggression towards staff.
Their comments come after last week’s Manx Independent revealed concerns among staff.
The move follows the conviction of a patient who attended Accident and Emergency (A&E) at Noble’s Hospital last year and went on to assault two members of staff while experiencing hallucinations under the influence of drugs.
To read the Manx Independent’s story in full, click here.
For more on the department’s response, see this week’s Manx Independent. On sale on Thursday.