Alleged fake nurse faces 130 charges

A DARWIN man allegedly posed as a nurse at remote hospitals, assaulted older patients and gave children drugs, a court has heard.

Nicholas William Crawford of Darwin allegedly claimed to be a registered and qualified nurse when he worked at a remote Western Australia hospital over a two-week period last year.

Crawford is also alleged to have used forged documents to gain employment at the Aurukun Primary Health Centre on Cape York in far northern Queensland where he posed as a nurse for six weeks early this year.

Queensland police allege&nbsp