Elderly woman dead after alleged choking, assault while in hospital

AN elderly woman has died following an alleged assault in Bankstown Hospital last month.

Just before 3am Thursday, January 4, police were called to the hospital following reports a patient had been assaulted.
When officers attended, they were were told two women aged 63 and 58, were grabbed by a man before being assaulted.
The man, who was a patient in the hospital, then allegedly confronted and punched an 80-year-old woman.
It’s further alleged the man then choked the woman and hit her head against the wall, causing her to lose consciousness.
The man was charged with cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent, choke person intend to commit indictable offence, intentionally choke person with recklessness and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Investigations are ongoing.