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Violent assault of Westmead hospital staff

A 26-year-old man will face court tomorrow after allegedly assaulting a security guard and a nurse at a hospital in Sydney’s west yesterday.Police were called to Westmead Hospital around 5am Friday, September 11, after reports that a patient had allegedly punched a security guard and inflicted a serious head injury upon a nurse.The man was…

A 26-year-old man will face court tomorrow after allegedly assaulting a security guard and a nurse at a hospital in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Police were called to Westmead Hospital around 5am Friday, September 11, after reports that a patient had allegedly punched a security guard and inflicted a serious head injury upon a nurse.

The man was receiving treatment when he allegedly turned on a 40-year-old security guard, punching him in the face and arm.

Police said the man then approached the nurse’s station and allegedly punched the nearest nurse, a 31-year-old woman, in the back of the head.

The woman was then grabbed by this agitated patient, police said, and she ended up falling and hitting her head on the door.

While the security guard suffered minor injuries and was treated by hospital staff, the nurse needed more serious care. She suffered a head injury and had to be transferred to another hospital for further treatment.

News.com.au obtained disturbing images showing the extent of damage sustained to the nurse.

The 26-year-old man was restrained and sedated by hospital staff.

Officers from Parramatta Police Area Command were called to the scene and said they “commenced an investigation”.

After being initially released, the 26-year-old man was then picked up by police about 11am today and officially charged.

He was charged with common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and reckless wounding.

The accused, from the nearby suburb of Winston Hills, was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Bail Court tomorrow, September 13.

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