A man who verbally abused police officers in the A&E unit of Altnagelvin Hospital has been ordered to make a £250 donation to charity.
Eamond O'Hare (36), from Ederowen Park in Londonderry, appeared in court yesterday where he admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour in the hospital on August 14 last year.
The court heard he made obscene gestures towards police officers, before abusing them.
A prosecution solicitor told District Judge Barney McElholm that O'Hare ignored several police requests to calm down.
O'Hare, however, slammed his fists against internal doors and continually swore at the officers.
Defence solicitor Paddy MacDermott said O'Hare was taken to hospital after he had self-harmed and was ashamed of his disgraceful behaviour.
As well as being ordered to make the £250 donation to the Friends of Altnagelvin Hospital charity, O'Hare was put on probation for 12 months.