Hospital Hurling Incident Draws Police Response

The following information was supplied by the Havre de Grace Police Department.

An upset patient at Harford Memorial Hospital threw up last week. Then she hurled.

The female patient began arguing with hospital staff before throwing a bowl filled with her vomit at a staff member, police said.

The incident took place at 12:17 p.m. on Oct. 4. There were no injuries reported or charges filed.

The patient was advised to leave Harford Memorial Hospital and seek medical attention at Upper Chesapeake medical center. 

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One Big Day October 14, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Hopefully the employee(s) that this female decided to throw her vomit on pressed charges against her. I certainly would have before I had her removed from the premises. Whether mentally or physically sick she needs to be responsible for her actions. This is probably not the first time or last of the patients disgusting behavior. Anyone can claim they are mentally unstable to avoid punishment nowadays.
maseis1 October 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Last I checked the patients are paying for a service. That in turn would make them the customer. SOOTired of medical establishments acting like they are doing favors when they are being paid for a service.
Steve October 16, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Just try working in a facility such as a detention center, where you get feces and urine flung at you. Nobody deserves that, NOBODY. Whatever happened to "walk a mile in another's shoes"? Everybody is so self-centered and high and mighty when they criticize, yet these are the ones that would NEVER be in that position, so HOW WOULD THEY KNOW what it's like? How much restraint to these people have? Put the shoe on the other foot.
Covington October 16, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Patients, NOT customers, are receiving Medical Care, not "a service". Never thought taking care of them was doing them a favor.....They did us a favor, by allowing us to help them regain their health !
Maria P October 18, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I wonder why they asked this patient to go seek medical care at another facillity but we the healthcare professionals have to deal with different patient's personalities. I have seen many of them cursing at me because the hospital I work for does not accept their insurance like I am guilty for that. There was no need for someone to have this kind of behavior...she may be mentally disabled...I guess...


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