Abusive patient Lawrence Weaver told a police officer he would “flatten” him after launching into a tirade of swearing and shouting in hospital.
The 33-year-old had been taken to A&E following an apparent overdose of pills at his home.
A friend had alerted the emergency services and paramedics turned up to help him.
But North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard that Weaver refused to cooperate with the ambulance staff.
Jacqueline Coley-Fisher, prosecuting, said: “He clearly didn’t want to go to the hospital. However, he had had a fall from the top to the bottom of the stairs and paramedics were very concerned.
“Police were called to the address. When the police officers arrived, they say he seemed under the influence of alcohol. There were empty cans of beer in the living room.
“He was unsteady on his feet. He was refusing to get up and go with the paramedics.”
Eventually, they managed to put Weaver into the ambulance. One of the police officers remained with the defendant during the journey. He told the officer to “get the f*** out”.
After arriving at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Weaver was taken to a monitoring room, with the police still alongside him.
“It was very close to the double doors and meant that all the other patients, and the staff, were going past on a regular basis,” said Ms Coley-Fisher.
“He was abusive and rude, swearing and shouting. He was told on more than one occasion – not just by the officers, but by a member of staff – to stop using that language because very poorly people were there.
“At 11am, after having a period of sleep, he decided to go for a cigarette. He was told by the officers that he couldn’t.”
As one officer held on to him to keep him steady, the other put him back on the trolley.
He told one of them: “What are you dragging me onto the bed for? Get the f***ing gloves off me or I’ll f***ing flatten you.”
At one point, Weaver even lunged towards the police.
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Ms Coley-Fisher added: “The officers’ key concerns were everybody else in the hospital. Nobody needed to hear this ongoing barrage of poor behaviour and language.”
The defendant, of Sunningdale Grove, Chesterton, went on to plead guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour on October 10.
The court was told that Weaver, who works as a delivery driver, suffers from anxiety and depression. He has been struggling to come to terms with the death of his mother.
Alan Dawson, mitigating, said he was experiencing a ‘meltdown’ at the time of the incident and had taken a quantity of alcohol and tablets.
“He now recognises there have been underlying issues. This may be a turning point,” added Mr Dawson.
Since the defendant’s arrest, he has sought help for his alcohol problems and has also referred himself to a mental health support organisation. Weaver hopes to start bereavement counselling.
Sentencing him, magistrates ordered him to pay a £215 fine, a £34 victim surcharge and £135 costs.