A public hospital regeneration accident, Buddhist Hospital said today (2nd) that an 83-year-old male patient was hospitalized on Wednesday (November 11) for end-stage renal failure and pneumonia, and his condition has been stable, but he was found to be wound around his neck with a blood pressure monitor at about 29:1 a.m. today, and lost consciousness, and medical staff immediately rescued him, but the patient died at 2:47 a.m.


Buddhist Hospital. (File photo)

The male patient was admitted to hospital with end-stage renal failure and pneumonia

An 83-year-old male patient was admitted to the internal medicine and geriatric ward of the hospital on Wednesday due to terminal kidney failure and pneumonia, the hospital said. During his stay in the hospital, the patient was in stable clinical condition.

15 minutes ago, the patient was sleeping on patrol and was fine

When medical staff inspected the ward at 1.20am today, the patient was sleeping and did not look unusual, but about 15 minutes later, the patient was found to have used a blood pressure monitor to connect his throat around his neck and was unconscious. The medical staff immediately removed the throat and performed resuscitation, and the hospital also notified the patient's family. The patient died at 2:47 a.m.

The hospital inspects the wards in real time and properly arranges the location of relevant medical equipment

Buddhist Hospital said it was saddened by the incident, expressed its deep sympathy to the patient's family, and would provide the family with the necessary assistance. The hospital has also reported the incident to the police and will fully cooperate with the police investigation. The case will also be referred to the Coroner for follow-up.

The hospital pointed out that it was very concerned about the incident and had reported the incident to the Hospital Authority Headquarters through the Early Incident Notification System, and had inspected the wards in real time and properly arranged the location of the relevant medical equipment, and stepped up inspections to avoid the recurrence of similar incidents.

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