Patient hurled abuse at nurses
A man who suffered a head injury kicked off at hospital staff who were trying to help him.
David Young, of Tarbolton was taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital on July 28 after suffering a head knock,
Staff wanted to admit Young overnight due to his injury but the 48- year- old kicked off and verbally abused them.
He began shouting and swearing at nurses, placing his face close to theirs.
Officers attended to attempt to calm him down without success.
He was taken to Ayr Police Office but wasn’t cautioned and charged due to his hostile behaviour.
Solicitor Quinton Muir said: “He accepts he has a long schedule of previous convictions but nothing since 2015.
“He’s a difficult person to gauge.
“He is an extremely insightful and intelligent man but that’s not what presents when he is under the influence of alcohol.
“He apologises for this reprehensible behaviour.
“What appears to be the problem was that he didn’t want to be detained in hospital.
“This was his second head knock in a number of days which was concerning for the staff.
Mr Muir told Sheriff Scott Pattison that Young has since re- engaged with Alcoholics Anonymous.
Young pled guilty to shouting, swearing and behaving in a threatening manner to members of staff there.
He was placed on a community payback order as an alternative to custody and will receive 18 months supervision.
He was also ordered to attend alcohol counselling.