A Gold Coast Health spokeswoman said they were shocked and saddened by the news that a member of their nursing staff had been critically injured.
«This is obviously a very difficult time for staff, particularly those in our Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit, who are coming to terms with this news and who are currently providing medical care to their colleague,» she said.
«It is always confronting for our staff when one of their colleagues and friends is hurt or unwell, and we understand this event will touch many staff members across the health service.
«Our focus now is to do everything possible to support our staff as they come to
terms with what has occurred.»
Police are continuing to investigate and were seeking for information from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or anyone ‘out of place’ in the local area.