Patient admits attacking nurse who was treating him

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A WOMAN has admitted assaulting a nurse while being treated at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Melanie McKie, 51, lashed out at staff nurse Kayleigh Brown while under her care on Thursday, January 8, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Robin Ford, defending, asked for a three-week adjournment for reports due to McKie’s physical and mental health. Essentially this is a nurse on duty in the A&E department, tending to the defendant, who is assaulted by a kick by the defendant in the chest, causing bruising and soreness to the breast area.”

McKie, of the Avenue, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, was warned by the bench that she could face custody when she returns to court for sentencing.