Male patient arrested for assaulting nurse at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

ABBOTSFORD Police announced on Thursday that a 62-year-old male patient, Neale Heath, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault in connection with the attack on a nurse at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

On September 24, just after 2 a.m., Abbotsford Police patrol officers were called to the hospital for a report that an on-duty nurse had been assaulted.

Police determined that the nurse had been attacked by a patient, resulting in serious injuries to her head and face, requiring immediate medical attention.

The Abbotsford Police’s Major Crime investigators are continuing their investigation. If anyone has information to share about this incident, call 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd), or, if you need to report anonymously, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at