The BC Nurses Union says another one of its members has been attacked.
It happened Monday afternoon in the maximum-security unit of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital at Colony Farm in Coquitlam.
The union says the nurse was allegedly sucker-punched while trying to calm an argument between two patients.
He was taken to hospital and is recovering at home.
The RCMP has been notified, and the union says charges are being considered.
Last week, the BCNU launched a hotline for members to call if they’ve been assaulted by a patient.
President Gayle Duteil says this incident renews the call to stop the violence against nurses by improving safety resources.