Police And Nurses Join Force
Posted by Samantha Casais on 5/18/2017 6:10:00 AM.
A new partnership between Durham Regional Police Services and Lakeridge Health is being developed to address ongoing concerns over the increase in suicide across the region. According to recent numbers, cases are up 43% compared to a year ago, covering a wide age span from teenagers to seniors. A team of specially-trained nurses and police officers will be collaborating together as part of the new initiative. So far this year, Durham Police say they have fielded more than 1,000 calls related to suicide attempts.