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Missing patient from Queen Elizabeth Hospital (with photo)

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital made the following appeal today (April 21) regarding an out-patient patient found missing.

     The male patient aged 60 with dementia went missing while he was waiting for his accompanying relative after an out-patient assessment at the Department of Clinical Psychology yesterday (April 20) shortly after 11am. Hospital security guards were mobilised to search within the hospital compound but these efforts were in vain. The hospital reported to the Police for assistance at around noon on the same day.

     The patient is about 1.7 metres tall and of medium build. He has a mole between his eyebrows, short white hair, a dark complexion and normal mobility. He was last seen wearing a black and white windbreaker with a red collar, blue jeans and black leather shoes.

     The hospital appeals to the public to contact the Police or call the hospital hotline at 3506 8944 if they know the whereabouts of the patient.

     The hospital has reported the incident to the Hospital Authority Head Office via the Advanced Incidents Reporting System. The hospital will continue to fully co-operate with the Police to locate the patient.

Ends/Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:51


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