Patient with dementia goes missing from Princess Margaret Hospital, search operation launched

Princess Margaret Hospital

1st April 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) has launched a search operation for a 94-year-old male patient who left the hospital without prior notification. The patient, who suffers from dementia, was accompanied by an old age home staff when he attended the Accident and Emergency Department due to a right wrist fracture on 31st March 31. Medical treatment was completed at around 5pm, and while awaiting non-emergency ambulance transfer service for discharging back to old age home, the old age home staff left and notified AED staff to arrange the patient to wait at AED.

However, when the non-emergency ambulance arrived at around 6.20pm, the patient was found missing. The hospital immediately deployed security guards to search within the hospital compound, and PMH is very concerned about the incident and has reported it to the Police. The hospital also appealed to the public to contact Cheung Sha Wan Police Station at 3661 1644 or call 999 if they know the whereabouts of the patient.

The patient is about 1.5 metres tall with a medium build and was wearing a deep grey top, deep green trousers, and a pair of brown slippers when leaving the hospital. PMH has also deployed security guards to search for the patient again today but still in vain. The hospital is urging anyone who might have seen the missing patient to contact the police as soon as possible.