Last Friday saw a man receive a six-month prison sentence for a 2016 attack against a nurse at Hospital Costa del Sol, and a further three-month sentence for the injuries caused.
The culprit is also expected to pay compensation to the victim. The sentence will be suspended if the man pays a total of 4,000 euros.
The incident occurred in 2016, when the culprit carried out an unprovoked attack against an A&E nurse while he was a hospital patient, causing injuries to the nurse's neck and arm. Medical assistance was required.
Sources say that this is not an isolated incident; aggressive behaviour from patients is common at the Hospital Costa del Sol, with 41 cases reported last year, and those occurring in the A&E department accounting for 63.41 per cent of incidents.