Appeal helps to establish identity of patient

Public thanked for their interest in the case of 22-year-old

Appeal helps to establish identity of patient
14 July 2014

Following our appeal to the public to help identify a man in our care suffering from a severe case of amnesia, the following statement is from Dr Manaan Kar Ray, Clinical Director of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust:

“Following a tremendous response to the appeal to identify ‘Robert’, a patient with severe amnesia who has been in our care for nearly two months, CPFT has been contacted by his relatives.
“They have helped us establish his name is Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, who is originally from Lithuania.
“We have, of course, spoken to the patient, and this will give our work with him a new focus.
“However, as I have previously stated, this is only an initial step on what could be a long journey to help him regain his autobiographical memory.
“I would like to thank the public and the media for their interest in this case, but Alvydas has requested he is left to continue his recovery in private.”

Alvydas was discovered at 6am in a public park in the centre of Peterborough on Sunday, 18 May. He told police he had no memory of who he was or how he came to be in the park.
When no signs of physical injury were found, he was admitted to CPFT’s Cavell Centre, in Peterborough, which cares for people with mental health conditions. He is now in a place of safety and remains in the care of CPFT staff.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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