Man, 41, dies after ‘physical conflict’ with other patient leaves him injured in Hong Kong hospital toilet
- Kwai Chung Hospital staff found him lying on the ground with facial wounds
- Victim was too dazed to say what had happened to him
Hong Kong police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old man found dazed and injured in a hospital toilet on Sunday night.
Staff at Kwai Chung Hospital found the victim lying on the floor in a psychiatric ward toilet at about 9pm.
The man, who had suffered facial wounds, appeared confused and could not say what had happened. But other patients in the ward said he had been in “physical conflicts” with a fellow patient.
The victim was sent to the accident and emergency department at Princess Margaret Hospital, where he was found to have slurred speech and weak limbs.
After being admitted to another medical ward for further assessment, the patient became short of breath and doctors arranged for him to be intubated.
His condition continued to decline, and he died at about 2am on Tuesday morning.
“Kwai Chung Hospital is very concerned about the incident and informed the patient's relatives immediately,” a spokesman said. “In view of the seriousness of the incident, Kwai Chung Hospital has reported the case to police. The hospital will fully cooperate with police in [the] investigation.”
The case was reported to the Hospital Authority and has been referred to the coroner.
A police spokesman said the force had received a report of the incident on Monday morning.
No arrests have been made.