Missing man discovered in Lethbridge hospital
Published Thursday, August 13, 2009 12:00PM MDT
Officials at a Southern Alberta hospital are investigating how a patient missing for three days ended up stuck on a maintenance floor.
Wesley Stanko went missing from the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge Sunday afternoon.
He is suffering from a condition affecting his brain and has diminished mental capacity.
Police issued a public appeal to help search for him shortly after he went missing.
But Stanko never actually left the facility.
He was discovered wedged among some steel pipes on a maintenance floor Wednesday morning.
The man was taken to the emergency department and treated for dehydration.
The hospital has now launched a review into how Stanko was able to wander off and why he wasn't found during a search.