A man who threw a zimmer frame at staff in Kilmarnock’s Crosshouse Hospital has made an appearance in court.
Paul Foran shouted abuse at hospital staff on New Year’s Eve before police officers were called and attended the scene.
The 47-year-old appeared before Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week where he pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Crosshouse Hospital by shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner, and throwing a walking frame.
Foran also admitted being in possession of Etizolam tablets after being escorted to Kilmarnock police station.
The prosecutor told the court how Foran, of Glasgow Street in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire had been shouting and swearing at staff in the hospital since the early hours of the morning before police were summoned to the scene.
The fiscal depute went on to describe how “patients in the same ward appeared to be anxious due to his behaviour.”
He continued: “At one point, the accused threw a zimmer frame at both staff and patients.
“Police spoke to him in the ward and informed him he was under arrest due to his behaviour throughout the course of the day.”
Foran was taken to the police station where a discovery was made by officers.
The prosecutor added: “Whilst at Kilmarnock police office, the accused had a bag and during a search of the bag, 71 tablets of Etizolam were recovered.”
Addressing Foran, Sheriff Michael Hanlon said: “I’m going to call for reports.
“I have to say that the court takes any kind of behaviour like this at a hospital very seriously.”
Foran will return to court to be sentenced on March 9.