Patient jailed after threatening hospital staff while on drugs
A MAN has been jailed after threatening hospital staff while on drugs.
William Raymond Savory, 27, was ‘aggressive towards’ medical staff at Macclesfield Hospital on January 13.
His behaviour was in front of other patients at the hospital, which is run by East Cheshire NHS Trust.
Savory, of The Drive, Ashford, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at Macclesfield magistrates’ court on February 2.
He was jailed for 12 weeks.
Court records said that magistrates opted for prison because the offence was at a hospital where vulnerable people were present, he was aggressive to a number of people and the offence was committed under the influence of drugs.
A spokesman for the trust said: “We are unable to comment on individual patients.
“The trust has a zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression towards its staff and patients who have the right to work and be cared for in a safe and supportive environment.
“The trust will not hesitate to take action including prosecution against anyone behaving this way.”