'Piano Man' discharged from National trust

THE so-called 'Piano Man' has been discharged from the care of an National Health Service (NHS) trust, it was confirmed today.

There had been a "marked improvement" in the unidentified man's condition and he was no longer being treated, a spokesman for the West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust said.

Social workers spent months trying to help the man, who had been silent since he was found wandering aimlessly near a beach on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, in April wearing a dripping wet suit and tie.

He was dubbed the Piano Man by the media after a trust spokesperson said he "played classical music beautifully for four hours" to carers.

But it was reported today that the man had finally broken his silence, revealing to trust staff last week that he was from Germany and had made his way to the UK after losing his job in Paris.

A trust spokesman would not comment on the details of the report in the Daily Mirror, but said: "The patient dubbed the Piano Man is no longer in the care of the West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust.

"He has been discharged from our care following a marked improvement in his condition.

"The rules regarding patient confidentiality mean the trust is unable to make any further comment on this story.

"This includes any comment on his condition, current location or the circumstances in which he left the trust's care."

Medio: Herald Sun
Fecha: Lunes 22 de agosto de 2005
Notas: © Herald and Weekly Times
ID: 1932 Editar

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