Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa Hospital

Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa Hospital - MTG UK

Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa Hospital

Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa Hospital.

The community support worker is in hospital in a “serious but stable” condition after she was stabbed in the car park.

Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa Hospital - MTG UK

There is a heavy police presence at Ailsa Hospital

Police are hunting for a woman after a health worker was stabbed in a hospital car park.

The community support worker was attacked at Ailsa Hospital in Ayr, on Scotland’s west coast, at about 10.05am.

Police placed the hospital on lockdown as they carried out an “extensive search of the local area”.

The health worker, 42, was taken to Ayr Hospital, which is next door, and is in a “serious but stable” condition, Police Scotland said, adding that her family had been informed.

Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa Hospital, Scotland-1Police locked the hospital down as they carried out a search of the hospital

Officers are now searching for a woman who left the area shortly after the stabbing.

She is described as being about 5ft2in to 5ft3in tall, of a slight build with a pale complexion.

Early on Thursday evening officers said they arrested a woman on an unrelated matter, but she is of interest to their enquiries into the stabbing.

it is not clear what role she played in the incident.

Police Scotland reopened the hospital to patients at 1pm, but the car park which remains closed.

MSP for Ayr, John Scott, raised the incident at First Minister’s Questions, saying: “I understand a nurse has been stabbed by a patient”.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the woman’s life was not believed to be at risk, and she would be getting a “full update” as soon as she left the chamber.

Billy McClean, from the local health board, said staff were “assisting Police Scotland with their investigations”.

Creative Commons Disclosure

This news article was published by Sky News. Click here to see the original post.

About the Mandatory Training Group

The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited healthcare and social care statutory and mandatory training courses, programs and qualifications.

Click on the links below to find out more about our conflict resolution training courses

Contact our Support Team on 02476100090 or via Email for more courses relating to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and other regulatory compliance requirements.

Police hunt woman after health worker stabbed at Ailsa Hospital

Share this post

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: