Gosford hospital maliciously damaged, man charged

Police have charged a man after a Central Coast hospital was maliciously damaged overnight.

About 11.20pm Wednesday a man was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Gosford for treatment.

Shortly after his arrival the man was removed by security because of a disturbance in the emergency department.

The man returned to the hospital and allegedly turned on a fire hydrant, which caused significant damage and disruption to the hospital.

Security managed to detain the man and police were notified.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended and arrested a 20-year-old man.

He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with destroy or damage property.

The man was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Thursday.