Albany Police have charged a man after he allegedly reversed his car into Albany Health Campus on Thursday night after verbally abusing staff, causing an estimated $20,000 worth of damage. Police allege the 51-year-old man was being treated at the hospital last night, when at about 11.55pm he began verbally abusing staff members, before he left the hospital. He then allegedly reversed his car into the entrance of the emergency department, causing significant damage. The man drove away from the hospital and was arrested shortly afterwards at Albany Police Station. He has been charged with one count of criminal damage and one count of no authority to drive. The man is due to appear in Albany Magistrate’s Court on December 29. A spokeswoman for Albany Health Campus said the hospital’s emergency department “remains fully functional”. “Albany Health Campus Emergency Department sustained some damage following an incident overnight,” the spokeswoman said. “Most importantly, all staff and patients are safe and no one was injured.” On Friday morning, tradespeople were seen repairing the damage sustained to the hospital, which remains open.