Dalby Hospital.
Dalby Hospital.

Man, 68, threatens to kill hospital staff

ANTHONY Look spent Christmas Eve threatening to kill Dalby Hospital staff, calling them obscenities and kicking them until he was finally restrained by police.

Police prosecutor sergeant Derek Brady told Dalby Magistrates Court on Tuesday between 4.30 - 6.30pm on December 24, Look was transported to Dalby Hospital via ambulance.

Dalby police received a call shortly after he arrived regarding an "abusive patient".

Police arrived at the hospital to find Look kicking nurses and other hospital staff, calling them "c--s" and threatening to kill them. .

Look was restrained by police and arrested upon his release from hospital.

Duty lawyer Clare Graham told the court Look had "no recollection" of the incident.

Ms Graham continued that Look had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

In his sentencing, Look called out to magistrate Tracy Mossop telling her he was "unconscious" at the time of the incident, and she would be finding him guilty for being unconscious.

Ms Mossop described his behaviour as "appalling" and said she sympathised with the hospital staff and patrons, including family members who were visiting patients on Christmas Eve.

"They don't need to put up with you or your stupid behaviour or abusive behaviour," she said.

Look pleaded guilty to conduct causing a public nuisance.

He was fined $400 and had a conviction recorded.