Paul Frew MLA is proposing a Private Member's Bill that would make it an offence to assault Accident and Emergency (A&E) workers.
He brought other legisation through the NI Assembly in May 2016 to protect ambulance workers, and this brought them into the line with police officers and firefighters.
Attacks continue to happen and hospital staff can then become casualities themselves meaning patients may suffer indirectly. Tougher sentencing would create a deterrant and provide a new level of respect towards these workers.
Paul Frew MLA intends to consult wider Healthcare providers and the general public at a later date, but this questionnaire is to help give a clearer picture of the experiences of staff in A&E. It is aimed at all the staff within the A&E departments such as any medical, administrative or other support capacity.