Woman charged after spitting on hospital staff

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A woman will face court today after she allegedly spat on a doctor and two nurses at Nepean Hospital.

About 2pm yesterday, the 26-year-old woman was at Nepean Hospital seeking treatment, when she allegedly became aggressive towards staff.

After threatening them, the woman then allegedly spat on two nurses, two women aged 26 and 34, and a 49-year-old female doctor.

“Officers from Nepean Police Area Command were notified and attended the hospital,” a police spokesperson said.

“The 26-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station, where she was charged with ‘not comply noticed direction re spitting/coughing – COVID19’, and ‘common assault’.”

The Penrith woman was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today.

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