WATCH: Outrage after patients instigate brawl in emergency waiting room

There is plenty being said about the violence our emergency services have to deal with on a daily basis, and it seems hospital waiting rooms aren’t immune to it.

Footage of a vicious fight between two men in the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s emergency department shows how the lives of health professionals, patients and security are all at risk.

The Adelaide Homeless Journal was the first to share the disturbing video on YouTube.


It shows a quiet emergency department waiting room, before a man and woman enter and the man quickly becomes aggressive with a male patient.

Innocent bystanders are forced to flee the scene as chairs are shoved. One man, believed to be a homeless person who ‘lives’ in the waiting room, intervenes to break up the fight just as security guards arrive.

The original couple take off. It’s not known if any charges have been laid.