A PATIENT’S relative who threatened staff at Dunfermline’s Lynebank Hospital has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Robert Bain, 36, of Loretto Court, Musselburgh, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He previously admitted that on March 19, at NHS Fife, Daleview Ward, Lynebank Hospital, Halbeath Road, he shouted and swore at staff and used threatening language.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia told the court during a visit to see his uncle, Bain became agitated and started shouting and swearing. He said: “You were f****** man-handling my uncle. I’m getting my uncle out of here.”

Bain then shouted: “I’m sick of this s***” and staff activated an emergency button which resulted in police being contacted.

He continued to swear and when police arrived he was shouting: “Get the f*** out of here”.

He was eventually detained by police as his “hostile and aggressive” behaviour continued.

The court was told that the uncle had since been transferred to a hospital in Glasgow.

Sheriff Charles MacNair told Bain: “Your behaviour was wholly unacceptable. Staff in hospitals have a difficult job to do, sometimes with difficult patients and they can do without having to deal with difficult relatives of patients.”

He imposed a community payback order with 180 hours of unpaid work.