Having read the above story I just can't understand why this man wasn't prosecuted in the first place. If someone goes to a hospital and assaults two members of staff how on earth can the CPS decide not to prosecute?
If this was a fight in town between two drunken yobs then I can see that it's probably not worth the court time, six of one and half a dozen of the other... This wasn't a fight, it was assault, he should be in jail right now not undergoing "12 months of psychiatric supervision".
People say that prison does no good, but I've never been assaulted, mugged or burgled by anyone who was locked up.