Hospital surgeon fighting for life after alleged one punch attack

A hospital surgeon is fighting for life after being punched in the head at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne.

The sickening incident occurred just after 7.20pm on Wednesday.

Police say it’s believed a 22-year-old man walked into the foyer of the hospital and became involved in an argument with the surgeon before punching him in the head, causing him to fall to the ground.


The victim, aged in his 40s, suffered life threatening injuries.

He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Police have since charged the 22-year-old with intentionally cause serious injury.

He is expected to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.