Woman jailed for kicking pregnant nurse

An unemployed woman was jailed for four weeks on Friday for kicking a staff nurse on her stomach.

Audrey Neoh Sok Hoon, 34, admitted causing hurt to the 25-year-old victim who was seven weeks pregnant at Ward 3 of Alexandra Hospital on Feb 17 this year. A court heard that Neoh was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Feb 16 after suffering from fits. She requested to be transferred to Alexandra Hospital which had her medical reports. She was warded at Ward 3.

At about 11.20am the next day, the victim was attending to a patient when she heard Neoh talking loudly over the phone. The victim then walked over to Neoh who was in her bed. She proceeded to close the curtain before turning around to ask Neoh to lower her voice.

As the victim was turning around to face Neoh, Neoh kicked her in her stomach area. The victim was conveyed to National University Hospital. She experienced abdominal discomfort over the abdomen where she had been kicked but there was no bruising noted. A second charge of using abusive words on the victim was taken into consideration.

Neoh, whose sentence was backdated to Nov 28, could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000 for voluntarily causing hurt.