Man Charged Over The Stabbing Of A Royal Perth Hospital Nurse

A 55-year-old woman was attacked.


AAP

13 May 2019

AAP

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A nurse has been stabbed while on duty at the Royal Perth Hospital.

The 55-year-old was helping a patient on Sunday when she was approached from behind by a man who attacked her with a "makeshift weapon", police say.

She has been admitted to the hospital for treatment.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with one count of assaulting a public officer and one count of possessing a controlled weapon.

The incident has seen criticism over the Government's lack of action in improving hospital security following a spike in similar attacks last year. 

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