Two Dungog ambulance paramedics were assaulted by an intoxicated man while treating a patient in the early hours of Monday morning.
The paramedics were treating a man suffering from a head injury at Clarence Town at 1am on March 7.
Senior Constable Mitch Parker said a 43 year old intoxicated man has intervened, prohibiting the male patient from being treated correctly and placed into the ambulance to take him to hospital.
"Ambulance paramedics attempted to reason with the male offender however he became aggressive, grabbing one paramedic around the collar and head butting him before throwing him to the ground," Senior Constable Parker said.
"The paramedics activated their distress beacon requesting urgent assistance.
"The second officer attempting to assist his partner was also grabbed around the neck by the man before being pushed away.
"The man has threatened to cause the paramedics serious harm and they retreated, fearing for their safety, and waited for the arrival of police from Raymond Terrace."
The male patient was eventually transported to hospital.
The 43-year-old man was arrested and conveyed to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with a range of offences including two charges of obstruct/hinder ambulance officer by act of violence.
The man will front Raymond Terrace Local Court on April 4.