A woman patient at a hospital’s casualty unit was aggressive and rude to medical staff and fellow patients.
Suzanne Moorcroft refused to stop shouting in the Accident and Emergency department of Blackpool Victoria Hospital and was arrested.
Moorcroft, 53, of Dickson Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.
She was fined £35 with £25 costs and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Presiding magistrate, Peter Collins, told her: “There are seriously ill patients in hospital who do not want people arguing and being disagreeable.”
Martine Connah, prosecuting, said police were called to the hospital casualty unit after Moorcroft had been brought in by paramedics on March 30 about midnight.
She was drunk and being aggressive to patients and staff. She yelled at police: “I have done nothing wrong, leave me alone.”
Once in a cell she headbutted the door and had to be taken to a monitored cell.
Moorcroft apologised for her behaviour.
She said she had now asked for professional help for her drink problem.