Nurse charged after allegedly using drip to poison wife

A nurse has been charged after allegedly poisoning his wife using a drip and medication he stole from a Sydney hospital.

The terrifying incident happened around 11am yesterday, with police being told the 38-year-old woman’s husband had allegedly administered what he said was a ‘saline drip’ due to concerns she was dehydrated.

The woman fell unconscious before waking up about eight hours later and calling police for help.


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Officers, along with paramedics, rushed to the woman’s Hebersham home where she was treated before being taken to Blacktown Hospital.

A crime scene was established at the home and officers seized numerous vials of Propofol and medical equipment.

A 45-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station and charged with four offences including use poison etc so as to endanger life (DV), larceny, possess/attempt to, prescribed restricted substance, and common assault (DV).

“Police will allege in court that the man, who is a nurse at a hospital in south-west Sydney, stole the items from his workplace,” NSW police said in a statement.

He’s been refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court today.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast

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