Action on violence to NHS Wales staff welcomed by nurses' leader

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Prosecutions for attacks on NHS staff in Wales have risen significantly in the past year, figures show.

Courts dealt with about 200 cases in the 12 months to October - the same number as in the previous 18 months.

The statistics have been released to tie in with a new campaign warning Christmas revellers against verbal and physical abuse of NHS workers.

Health Minister Lesley Griffiths said: "Violence against NHS staff will simply not be tolerated."

Tina Donnelly, director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, told Felicity Evans of BBC Radio Wales that she welcomed the tough approach.

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