Abusive patient threatened to bomb Bradley Woodlands Hospital
STAFF at two hospitals were subjected to violent behaviour from an angry and abusive patient, a court heard.
Amy Rice, 28, formerly of Grimsby, admitted assaulting Karl Logan, causing actual bodily harm, and damaging a window handle at Bradley Woodlands Hospital on April 9. She also admitted affray at Scarborough Hospital between November 4 and 7, 2011.
Zaiban Alam, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court Rice was living at Bradley Woodlands Hospital when she threatened to bomb the premises and acted aggressively.
She broke a lever off a window and hit staff member Mr Logan on the head with it before she was restrained.
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At Scarborough Hospital, Rice became agitated and lashed after being taken there by ambulance. She shouted loudly at patients and spat in someone’s face.
Staff tried to restrain her, but she thrashed about violently on a bed and tried to bite a member of staff’s hand.
Charlotte Baines, mitigating, said Rice had “gender issues” through living as a woman after previously being known as a man. Resolving these problems would “make her a more settled person” because she had led a very troubled life.
Judge David Tremberg told Rice, even though she wanted to change her gender from male to female, this would not solve the problems with her “aggressive and irresponsible behaviour”.
She was given an indefinite hospital order, with restrictions on her freedom.