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Five staff injured in ‘horrific’ attack at Port Macquarie Base Hospital

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A “bloody, violent attack” by a patient at a regional NSW hospital has left workers with “flesh torn from (their) body”, bite wounds, concussion, broken ribs, torn cartilage and other injuries, the health workers’ union says.

Five staff were hurt in the incident at Port Macquarie Base Hospital at 4am on Saturday morning, which NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has described as “atrocious”.

The man had been brought to the hospital’s emergency department in handcuffs by police and…



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