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United Christian Hospital makes public appeal to help locate missing patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesperson for the United Christian Hospital (UCH) made the following appeal today (March 1) regarding a patient leaving the hospital without notifying hospital staff:
     A 89-year-old male patient was sent to the Accident and Emergency Department (AED) of UCH by ambulance at around 4.30pm yesterday (February 28) due to accidental fall. The patient was triaged for consultation. While awaiting at AED, he was found to have left the hospital without notifying hospital staff at around 7pm when healthcare workers called for him.
     Security guards were deployed to search for the patient within the hospital compound and the vicinity but in vain. The hospital informed the patient's family and his family reported to the Police. The hospital will fully co-operate with the Police in order to locate the patient and will render necessary assistance to the family.
     The patient is about 1.7 meters tall, medium body build. According to CCTV footage, he was wearing a green jacket, beige trousers and a black cap when he left the hospital on foot along Hip Wo Street.
     The hospital appeals to the public to contact the hospital at 3949 4002 or the Police if they know the whereabouts of the patient.
Ends/Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Issued at HKT 9:45
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