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Man Charged After Hospital Assault

Friday June 28 2013


Barnsley Hospital Barnsley Hospital


POLICE have charged a 43-year-old man with assault after his alleged drunken and abusive behaviour at Barnsley Hospital.

The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning when paramedics brought the drunken man into A&E for observations.

As a healthcare assistant was trying to examine him, he allegedly lashed out twice, hitting the assistant on the arm. He then continued to be abusive and aggressive towards staff in the A&E department, in full view of other sick and injured people.

Police officers were called and the man was arrested after he continued to abuse officers and staff at the hospital.

He was later charged with assault and is due to appear at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on July 9.

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Reply Posted by Sarah on Friday June 28 2013 at 14:59
This proper maddens me this, they sent a ambulance to someone that's put his self in that state...when other year when my dad was in absolute pain they couldn't send him a ambulance, so I ad to take him it broke my heart seeing him in so much pain and trying my hardest to get him to A&E soon as possible.. But this man get full attention from the services and then throws it back in there face by being abusive.. It's wrong he desevers to get charged!!

Reply Posted by Elaine on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:14
If people are drunk or on drugs they should NOT!!! be taken to any hospital waist of NHS money n time, or they should make them pay for it ......

Reply Posted by Dave on Friday June 28 2013 at 16:19
"or they should make them pay for it " - they do. It's called taxes. In this utopian world of yours, where you get to decide who can get treatment at an NHS hospital, where do you draw the line? Shall we stop fat people because hospitals need to buy bariatric beds and chairs? Shall we stop smokers because even though they have a net tax contribution of £10 billion, well they bring on the smoking related illnesses themselves? Sports injuries? Or shall we just reserve the NHS for the elderly and infirm and let everybody else die on the street because they are unable to afford treatment? It's a stupid suggestion.

Reply Posted by GARETH on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:22
I AGREE WITH YOU SARAH, I MEAN THERE GENIUINE CASES OF PEOPLE REQUIRING AN AMBULANCE LATE AT NIGHT/EARLY HOURS AT TIMES WHEN THERE GOT NO TRANSPORT TO GET TO A&E.AND HAVE TO GET A TAXI THERE CAUSE WHEN YOU PHONE UP THEY SAY IT NOT GENIUINE CASE FOR A AMBULANCE TO ATTEND, THEN THERE ARE FOLK LIKE THIS IDIOT. IF I WAS MANAGER OF STAFF I WOULD HAVE NOT ATTENDED TO HIM AND REFUSED TO HELP HIM. HE DESERVES TO GET CHARGED HOPE THEY LOCK HIM UP HE GOT NO ONE ELSE TO BLAME BUT HIMSELF HE PUT HIMSELF IN THAT CONDITION NO ONE TOLD HIM TO DRINK HIMSELF TO DRUNKENSS DID THEY. LOCK HIM UP FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS SERVE HIM RIGHT HE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER... RANT OVER LOLS

Reply Posted by Sarah on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:28
Thanks Gareth its true tho isn't it... A know we r all human beings but when we get push to aside for a genuine reason for calling the ambulance for someone that's brought it on them selfs really infuriates me!

Reply Posted by gareth on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:39
Hi Sarah yes it true love I mean it not right on all other people waiting in waiting room as well that they get pushed aside for idiots like that that get treated quicker cause he come by ambulance

Reply Posted by Passer by on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:42
They should be charged for there injuries and then charged in court

Reply Posted by ian on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:43
Should hospital also refuse to treat all people who have sustained injury from participating in sports or other dangerous pastimes?

Reply Posted by king louis on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:50
nobody should be refused unless they are violent

Reply Posted by Sarah on Friday June 28 2013 at 15:55
This for Ian.. What does your comment mean about should hospitals refuse to treat people who sustain injury from sport ect... No they shouldn't cause that's life people carnt live in bubble wrap.... But when this chap who's been drunk and disorderly to staff etc.. Then they should refuse to treat cause he's brought this on his self getting his self in that state! A mean we all drink but a know when enough is enough.

Reply Posted by Sarah on Friday June 28 2013 at 16:33
A think our comments are getting took out of the wrong meaning.. I was annoyed that this man got his self In a state then he got the help he required paramedics etc.... But he threw it back in there faces with be agressive towards them... And it upset me that attention he got he didn't appreciate.... People like him wasting the Nhs when like a said when we require a ambulance etc.. There isn't one!! Am not singling anyone one out or saying they shouldn't ave bothered to help this man but he shouldn't be taking advantage of the Nhs.

Reply Posted by Nhs worker on Friday June 28 2013 at 16:41
This country should follow other countries n put them in a drunk tank for the night, observe them to keep them safe then next morning charge them £50 for night ..

Reply Posted by Cathy on Friday June 28 2013 at 18:28
I've never heard of this 'drunk tank' before but what a brilliant idea.

Reply Posted by Ex NHS professional on Friday June 28 2013 at 17:07
Society is a mess and once in the walls of a hospital it all seems okay to be abused by the spaced out wrecks that come through the doors, the big question is WHY?
I can only see this getting worse as alcohol and drug abuse is rife and some people have absolutely no idea of what a civilised society actually means. Protect front line NHS staff at all costs as I could bet that most have been physically abused at some point.

Reply Posted by le on Friday June 28 2013 at 21:50
aka billy the bottle is well known for this around monk bretton ?

Reply Posted by tracy on Friday June 28 2013 at 22:17
this drunk tank is a brilliant idea, should also apply to people off their heads on drugs too. hospital staff should not be treat like this there only doing their job. disgusting country when drunks and druggies get priority for an ambulance over pregnant women.

Reply Posted by Swifty on Friday June 28 2013 at 23:05
No excuse sheer scum.

Reply Posted by chelsei on Saturday June 29 2013 at 22:32
I agree tooo sarah my mum was poorly other week never sin her in as much pain she never really been poorly in 24 years and their said it could take up to 2 hours for a AMBULANCE I think it out of order

Reply Posted by ... on Wednesday July 3 2013 at 22:16
While its obvious why this story infuriates everyone, your comments are absolutely ridiculous. First of all an ambulance is NOT "transport" to hospital. It is a vehicle which carries life saving equipment and trained professionals to use it. People who do not need immediate, life saving attention need not call for an ambulance. Secondly, in A&E ALL patients are assessed and triaged as a matter of urgency, wether you arrive by car, on foot or by ambulance. Patients who are acutely ill will be treated first, and patients who are drunk or sprained their ankle will be treated after. Thirdly, the drunken man may be a useless waste of space, or maybe he has deeper issues in his life which made him drink? Fourth, if we don't treat people who "put themselves in that state" should we leave people with lung cancer to die in the gutter? And diabetics too since type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity? Last of all, I think you all missed the point. Health care workers are abused on a daily basis not just by patients, but by relatives of patients too. Don't judge a situation that you know nothing about. Before you start spouting moral high grounds, put yourself in the other person's shoes. How would you feel if you were the drunk, the drunk's relative, the health care worker, or a relative of the health care worker?