Appeal on in-patient missing from Pok Oi Hospital

The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for Pok Oi Hospital (POH) made the following appeal today (November 30) regarding an in-patient leaving the hospital without notifying ward staff:
     A 64-year-old male in-patient of a Medicine and Geriatrics Ward of POH was found missing by ward staff at about 6.30pm this Wednesday (November 28). The patient has congestive heart failure and requires regular medication. Security guards performed a full-scale search within the hospital compound immediately but were unable to locate the patient. POH then informed the patient's relatives and reported the case to the Police that night. POH is very concerned about the incident and is fully co-operating with the Police in the search.
     The patient is around 1.55 metres tall, has a thin build and has black short curly hair. The hospital appeals to the public to contact the Police or the POH hotline at 6468 0016 if they know the whereabouts of the patient.

Ends/Friday, November 30, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:10