THE Torrecárdenas Hospital in Almeria has condemned the alleged attack on a specialist psychiatric doctor at the emergency department of the hospital.
The incident, which occurred over the weekend, is being investigated under Andalucia’s prevention plan against assaults.
The Ministry of Health has also condemned any kind of violence, both physical and verbal, inside or outside of a health centre.
Torrecárdenas Hospital has made available to the medic concerned all necessary support, including advocacy and legal advice.
Physical assault or serious intimidation against professionals in the public health system is classified as an assault and punishable by up to three years in prison.