A paramedic is facing an internal investigation and has been labelled a liar after a workplace confrontation turned nasty.
The paramedic is facing the internal investigation by New South Wales Ambulance after a magistrate labelled him a liar who gave highly unsatisfactory evidence.
Paramedic Bradley Spinks is seen a video obtained by 7NEWS assaulting two human resources employees from the Royal Australian College of Physicians. The incident happen on a Friday lunchtime. HR workers Inga Kajasa and Kaleen Giansante arrived to check on a colleague who collapsed on the bathroom floor.
Mr Spinks was irritated that the women were taking notes and told them to leave the toilets.
Ms Kajasa was preparing a report for WorkCover and waited in the foyer.
Things really get nasty 15 minutes later, Mr Spinks emerges with the patient and Ms Kajasa tried again to find out which hospital they were going to.
“He got quite heated again and aggressive and he said ‘you should know better’,” Ms Kajasa told police.
“I said there is no need to be rude.”
Then Mr Spinks stopped Ms Kajasa getting in the lift, pushing her twice, before radioing his controller to say he was the victim.
“Sydney can we please have the police down here,” he said.
“We just had two people here hindering our scene from HR, getting a bit physical. We’ve managed to get away from them after a little touch in the arm and her calling me a prick.”
Ms Kajasa and Ms Giansante were charged with obstructing paramedics and ended up in court.
The magistrate was scathing of Mr Spinks’ evidence, calling it highly unsatisfactory and that he lied about being pushed.
Mr Spinks’ action will now be investigated by the Professional Standards Unit. In the meantime, taxpayers are left to fork out costs for the defence, around $15,000.