Hong Kong – Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

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     ​A 83-year-old male remand person in custody of Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre died in a public hospital today (May 8) morning.



     On May 3, the person in custody was sent to a public hospital due to suspected delirium and physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 5.24am today.



     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner’s Court.



     The person in custody was remanded at Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre for the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in April 2022.

Hong Kong – Persons in custody participate in Christmas activities (with photos)

Persons in custody participate in Christmas activities (with photos)

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     The Correctional Services Department has arranged for persons in custody (PICs) to attend activities during the Christmas festive period.



     The Catholic Bishop of Hong Kong, the Most Reverend Stephen Chow, accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr Wong Kwok-hing; the Correctional Services Chaplain, Deacon Edwin Ng; and Chief Superintendent, Mr Leung Tsan-ming, visited Stanley Prison and presided at a Christmas liturgy of the Word today (December 25) to share his faith and Christmas blessings with participating PICs. He also went to the prison hospital to convey his sympathy and support to the patients.



     Furthermore, the Archbishop of Hong Kong, the Most Reverend Andrew Chan, presided at a Christmas service in Pak Sha Wan Correctional Institution on December 23 to preach and share religious messages with PICs. He also visited the institution hospital to show his love and care to the patients. 



     Through the Correctional Services Chaplain, voluntary chaplains and visitors from religious organisations, a wide range of spiritual and social services are offered to those PICs who wish to participate regardless of their religious affiliation. The services include visits, teaching, counselling, religious worship and recreational activities.

Hong Kong – Sick person in custody dies in public hospital

     A sick 73-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital yesterday (March 20).

     The person in custody suffered from heart disease and hypertension. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On March 10, he was sent to a public hospital for further treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 10.33pm yesterday.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner’s Court.

     The person in custody was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of conspiracy to defraud in January 2017.