A DOCTOR at a South Coast hospital has been charged with the indecent assault of a female patient.
Police said a 20-year-old woman alleged being assaulted by a male doctor while a patient of a South Coast hospital on October 24, 2013.
Police were alerted to the claims and officers from the Nowra Command started inquiries into the matter.
A 44-year-old man was arrested by detectives at St George Police Station on Tuesday morning and charged with indecent assault.
He has been bailed to appear in Nowra Local Court on February 24.
Police would not specify which South Coast hospital the offence allegedly took place at.
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District said it had no comment to make as it was a police matter.