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Patient leaves Tuen Mun Hospital without notification
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Tuen Mun Hospital (TMH) made the following appeal today (August 30) regarding a patient who left the hospital without notifying hospital staff:

     A female patient aged 25, who is currently at 17 weeks of gestation, was found to have left the Accident and Emergency (A&E) observation area at TMH without notifying the hospital staff yesterday afternoon (August 29) at 3pm. The patient had revealed that she was facing some emotional problems.

     After discovering the patient had left without notification, A&E staff reported the matter to security guards immediately and also reported it to the Police for assistance. Security guards arranged for a full-scale search within the hospital compound and at nearby local areas but the patient is yet to be located. The hospital is very concerned about the incident and has immediately informed the patient's family and arranged for a search at the patient's place of residence. The hospital is fully co-operating with the Police in order to locate the patient.

     The patient is about 1.55 metres tall and thin, with long black hair. According to CCTV footage, she was wearing a red shirt and light shorts when she left. The hospital appeals to the public to contact the Police (3661 1670) or call the hospital hotline 6468 0016 if they know the whereabouts of the patient.
Ends/Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:56
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