A man will face a Sydney court after a nurse was allegedly punched and shoved into a door and a security guard also attacked at the city's Westmead Hospital.
Police allege the 26-year-old was receiving treatment about 5am on Friday when he firstly struck the 40-year-old security guard in the face and arm with his fists.
He then approached the nurse's station and allegedly punched the 31-year-old nurse in the back of the head before grabbing and shoving her, causing her to fall and strike her head on a door.
She suffered a head injury and was treated by colleagues before being transferred to a nearby hospital for further care.
The security guard suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.
The accused man was restrained and sedated before being charged on Saturday morning with common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and reckless wounding.
The nurse, identified as Bec Davies by Nine News, said she needed 16 staples for her head after it split open on the door.
She claimed the man jumped out of a hospital bed “and started punching him (the security guard) in the back”.
"He looked like he wanted to kill someone," she told the publication.
"I was shocked that I became the target, out of nowhere."
The accused was refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.
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