A patient of a southwestern Sydney hospital has been charged with assaulting three women, including an 80-year-old who he allegedly punched in the face.
Police were called to Bankstown Hospital on Eldridge Street about 3am on Thursday after being told a 63 and 58-year-old woman were grabbed by a man before being assaulted.
The man then allegedly confronted and punched an 80-year-old woman before choking her and hitting her head against the wall, causing her to lose consciousness. She was in a critical condition on Thursday.
The man was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to person with intent, choking a person intending to commit an indictable offence, intentionally choking a person with recklessness and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
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He was refused bail and will appear before Parramatta Local Court on Friday.