Man can only use NHS in emergency

    The first NHS-wide antisocial behaviour order has been obtained by
    York Council.

    Under the interim order, Norman Hutchins is prevented from entering
    any medical centres including hospitals, dentists, walk-in centres,
    or GP surgeries in England and Wales without a lawful excuse.

    The order also covers Hutchins’ use of threatening, abusive,
    insulting or intimidating behaviour towards any members of staff or
    visitors.

    Bill Hodson, the council’s senior assistant director of community
    services, said tackling antisocial behaviour was a priority for the
    council.

    “Staff and members of the public need to be sure that they will be
    protected from unacceptable behaviour wherever it occurs,” he
    said.

    Hutchins has been involved in 47 incidents over the past five
    months, including assaulting NHS staff. The order does not prevent
    Hutchins seeking medical help if he is ill.

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