Date set for healthcare worker charged with assaulting patient

October 1, 2018

A court date has been set for the case of a healthcare worker charged with assaulting a patient at a Letterkenny University Hospital.

Douglas Mason, 58, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the incident.

An initial mention of the case heard claims that the incident occurred when some bedside furniture was allegedly pushed in the face of a patient.

Photos of the alleged injuries were handed into the court in evidence and seen by Judge Paul Kelly.

Gardai confirmed that the alleged victim in the case was a patient in Letterkenny University Hospital at the time of the alleged assault on February 24th last.

Mr Mason, of Magheralosk, Bunbeg, is charged under Section 3 of the non-fatal offences against the person act.

His solicitor, Mr Cormac Hartnett, told the court that there are a number of witnesses in the case.

He said his client is a married father-of-two who earns €440 per week.

The case is to be heard on January 29th next.