A nurse has been stabbed while visiting a mental health patient in South Auckland.
The two nurses were conducting a routine home visit in Otahuhu about 7.40pm when the attack occurred, Counties Manukau DHB spokeswoman Lauren Young said.
The patient unexpectedly turned and became aggressive.
"One of our nurses, a community and mental health worker is in hospital and is expected to be discharged today.
"She's stable and she's going home today."
The nurse was due to be discharged today after being treated for a non-life threatening stab wound.
The patient was arrested and taken into custody by Counties Manukau police.
Ms Young said a review into the incident had been launched.
Counties Manukau District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Miles Horsnell said police were called to a property on Brady Rd, Otahuhu yesterday evening.
"Following an incident there, we have arrested a 25-year-old male who has been charged and will be appearing at the Manukau District Court tomorrow.
"He's been held in custody. He's been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm."
Police carried out a scene examination at the property during which several objects were taken, Mr Horsnell said.