AbbyPD Investigating Serious Assault of Nurse

September 26, 2019
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AbbyPD Investigating Serious Assault of Nurse

On September 24th, 2019, just after 7:00 am, Abbotsford Police patrol officers were called to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for a report that an on-duty nurse had been assaulted.

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

The 62-year-old male patient, Neale Heath, has been arrested by the Abbotsford Police and he has been charged with aggravated assault. The AbbyPD Major Crime Investigators are continuing their investigation. If anyone has information to share about this incident please call 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd), or if you need to report anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at

Abby PD file: 19-41739
Release #1

Cst Jody Thomas  Phone (604) 864-4899

Abbotsford Police Media Relations Officer [email protected]
2838 Justice Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 3P5 Fax: (604) 859-2527