De Kijvelanden

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Aug 24 '18 07:50

Psychiatric prison Kijvelanden in the Zuid-Holland village of Poortugaal was partly evacuated on Thursday evening due to a fire in one of the cells. A 29-year-old man was injured in his cell, but did not have to go to hospital, NU.nl reports.

The fire was under control about an hour after it started. One floor of the prison was evacuated. The eleven people staying on that floor were taken to another floor in the building, a spokesperson for the local safety office said to the newspaper. 

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Apr 17 '18 09:18

The death of an employee in psychiatric clinic De Kijvelanden last year, was the result of a too high workload and staff shortages, the Inspectorate for Justice and Security concludes in a draft report on the incident. There was also too little supervision on the use of medicines and the rules on letting patients use dangerous objects were not followed, the report reads, RTL Nieuws reports.

Ambulance
Feb 3 '17 15:02

An employee at psychiatric institution De Kijvelanden in Portugaal is in critical condition after a patient attacked him on Friday, ANP reports.

The employee was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed to NU.nl. 

Eyewitnesses told ANP that the man attacked several employees. The Ministry could not confirm this. 

A SWAT team removed the man from the ward where the incident happened. It is unclear whether he was arrested. The police are investigating what happened. 

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