A COMMUNITY health worker has undergone emergency surgery and is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the neck by a mental health patient at a cafe in Sydney’s inner west.
The 34-year-old health employee was attacked at a cafe on Missenden Road in Camperdown on Monday.
It’s understood the worker had arranged to meet up with a 46-year-old patient for a chat in the cafe and was ordering a coffee when the woman allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed her in the throat.
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The 34-year-old woman was rushed to the nearby Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for emergency surgery and remains there today, recovering in a stable condition.
Her alleged attacker was arrested at the scene and taken to Newtown Police Station for questioning.
She has since been charged with wound with intent to murder.
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