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Man charged after 'striking out' at doctor and nurse treating him in Daisy Hill Hospital

Published 29/03/2016

A man struck out at a doctor and nurse attempting to treat him in the Accident and Emergency Department of Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.
A man struck out at a doctor and nurse attempting to treat him in the Accident and Emergency Department of Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry.

A man is due in court after a doctor and nurse were struck out at while attempting to treat him in the Accident and Emergency Department in Newry.

The 27-year-old has been charged with Common Assault, Disorderly Behaviour and Criminal Damage.

The charges are in connection with an incident in Daisy Hill Hospital on the evening of Monday March 28 when a man struck out at a doctor and nurse attempting to treat him in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Sergeant Patrick Dougan of the PSNI, Reducing Offending Unit based in Newry said: “Doctors, Nurses and Staff at our Hospitals are extremely busy dealing with a high volume of admissions to their A & E Departments, the last thing they need is a disruptive patient who has a total disregard for all, tying up valuable medical resources and causing additional distress to patients and families there for a medical emergency.

“Police ask that people think before they drink, act responsibly around alcohol and respect those that provide care in our Hospitals.”

The man is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Monday 25 April. As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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