Patient assaulted three nurses

A WOMAN who assaulted three nurses in Portlaoise General Hospital has been put on probation.

A WOMAN who assaulted three nurses in Portlaoise General Hospital has been put on probation.

Appearing at the recent district court in Portlaoise was Tina Fee, with an address listed at the Psychiatric Unit, General Hospital, Portlaoise, who committed the offences while as a patient in the unit on January 6.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly gave evidence that Fee assaulted three nurses in the bathroom area, kicking two of them, punching them in the body and scraping one on the arm.

She has no previous convictions.

Defence, Mr Donal Farrelly said his client had been going through personal difficulties and had been on medication at the time.

Judge Staines put the matter back to September 12 for a probation report, saying: “I don’t want this to slip the net.”