Nurses, doctors and the many support personnel at a hospital have a lot on their hands. They have to provide an environment that can support healing, compassion and emergency services to people in need. Their jobs are critical to many people that need emergency services and might even be facing a life or death situation. While we don't claim to completely understand their situation we do know that they need a safe environment to work in.
The safety and security of themselves should not be a concern they have to deal with. There's other important responsibilities that need to be taken care of. Recently, there were 17 vehicle break-ins at Waikato Hospital. Waikato says they "are increasing the number of patrols but that is a temporary solution as far as we can see." A long-term solution might include access control because some of the break-ins happened at the helipad parking lot. Video surveillance is another solution that could be used so that staff can be used more efficiently.
We hope that hospitals around the country understand the need that doctors, nurses, staff and patients have in regard to security. With so much at stake, safety should be the last thing they have to worry about.