Nurse Bec Davis attacked by Jack Solomons a patient Westmead Hospital Sydney

A man condemned for severing a nurse's skull in a drug-fueled attack.

A man has been sentenced in connection with a drug-fueled attack on a Sydney nurse in which her head was split open and she required 16 stitches.

Bec Davis was wrapping up her night shift at Westmead Hospital in September last year when she was attacked by Jack Solomons, who left her with critical injuries.

Solomons was admitted to the emergency department shortly after 5 a.m. and given the final available bed.

He then attacked a security guard, leaping onto his back and attacking Ms Davis.

During the attack, the expert nurse's scalp was severed from her skull, necessitating 16 stitches.

Solomons, 26, was sentenced today to two years and six months in prison to be spent in the community.

He must also finish drug rehabilitation and get mental health care as part of the order.

Ms Davis spoke last year about the attack's consequences and how frequently she and her colleagues face hate and harassment.

"Almost daily, verbal aggression occurs inside our department," she told 9News.

"There have been countless instances of spitting and numerous doctors have been physically assaulted."

Nurse Bec Davis attacked by Jack Solomons a patient Westmead Hospital Sydney
Last September, nurse Bec Davis was attacked by a hospital patient.
She was employed at Westmead Hospital's emergency department.
She was employed at Westmead Hospital's emergency department.
During the attack, the expert nurse's scalp was severed from her skull, necessitating 16 stitches.
During the attack, the expert nurse's scalp was severed from her skull, necessitating 16 stitches.
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