Man arrested after allegedly sexually touching doctor
A MAN has been charged after allegedly sexually touching a doctor while being treated at a Tweed hospital last week.
About 11pm on April 16, a 35-year-old man was taken to Murwillumbah Hospital for treatment to lacerations to his fingers and head.
He required sutures and was being treated by a 51-year-old female doctor before the man allegedly inappropriately touched her several times.
The man was removed by security a short time later.
Following extensive inquiries, police attended a motel on Minjungbal Dr, Tweed Heads, and spoke with a 35-year-old man about 10.10am yesterday.
He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with four counts of sexually touch another person without consent.
He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today.
Northern NSW Local Health District, which includes Murwillumbah, chief executive Wayne Jones said NSW Health does not tolerate any behaviour whereby our staff are abused, harassed or intimidated in any way.
"Alleged incidents brought to our attention are investigated and if need be, escalated to police," he said.
"We are providing support to the staff member, and will assist with any police investigation."