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United Christian Hospital appeals to public for missing patient
The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:

     The spokesman for the United Christian Hospital (UCH) made the following appeal today (December 16) regarding an impatient leaving the hospital without notifying hospital staff:

     A 35-year-old female patient left the Gynaecology ward without notifying hospital staff at around 8.30am this morning. 

     Upon departure of the patient without informing the ward, security guards were deployed to search for the patient within the hospital compound and the vicinity. The hospital also reported to the Police for assistance. The patient is yet to be located. 

     The hospital is very concerned about the incident and will fully co-operate with the Police in order to locate the patient.

     The patient is about 1.6-meter tall, short hair and of medium body build. According to closed-circuit television footage, the patient was wearing a light-coloured jacket, black top, jeans and white shoes when she left the hospital.

     The hospital appeals to the public to contact the hospital at 3949 4002 or the Police if they know the whereabouts of the patient. UCH has reported the case to the Hospital Authority Head Office via the Advanced Incident Reporting System.
Ends/Saturday, December 16, 2023
Issued at HKT 15:40
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