Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care pleads guilty in connection with stabbing
Published Friday, September 8, 2017 3:28PM EDT
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, Ont. (Submitted photo)
A mental health centre has pleaded guilty to one charge in connection with the stabbing of a nurse.
On Thursday, officials representing the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care entered a guilty plea for failing to develop, establish and put into effect measures and procedures to protect a worker from workplace violence.
Two other charges laid against Waypoint under the Occupational Health and Safety Act were dropped.
In April 2016, a nurse was stabbed several times with a screw driver by a patient at Waypoint. Three other employees were also injured.
The Crown wants Waypoint to pay a $100,000 fine, while the defence wants a $40,000 fine.
The judge will make that decision in December.