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‘Amnesia’ patient identified after social media appeal

The patient was admitted to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert on Boxing Day.

A man who was admitted to hospital with no knowledge of his own name has been identified.

The patient was admitted to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert on Boxing Day.

NHS Forth Valley and local police launched an appeal for information after it emerged that the man had no knowledge of his own identity and did not have any personal documents.

The health board later confirmed that the patient had been identified after the appeal was published on social media.

A Twitter update from NHS Forth Valley stated: “We have now identified the patient and would like to thank everyone who shared and retweeted.”

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