This week Cited partners with Travis Lupick, reporter and editor with The Georgia Straight, to uncover a worrying trend in Vancouver’s health care system. Since 2010, rates of violence and aggression have steadily increased in the city’s two largest hospitals. The question is why?

Statistics obtained by The Georgia Straight with freedom of information requests indicate rates of violence and aggression at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) have been rising steadily in recent years. To see the raw data, click here.

Read Travis’s story in The Georgia Straight, “Rising violence against staff in Vancouver hospitals leaves stakeholders searching for explanations”.


Travis Lupick has just released his first book, Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction from Arsenal Pulp Press. You should read it!

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