Woman doctor in critical state after jumping off building
Paramedics found Wei seriously injured and unconscious at 8am on Monday; she left a note saying she suffered pressures at work and couldn't continue
A 36-year-old local doctor is believed to have jumped from a multi-story carpark in Central on Hong Kong Island on Monday after leaving a suicide note about pressures at work.
The female doctor, surnamed Wei – an associate consultant on anesthesiology at Prince of Wales Hospital in Shatin – was found at 8am on a footbridge outside the Murray Road multi-story carpark in Central, Oriental Daily reported.
Paramedics arrived and found Wei critically injured and unconscious before sending her to hospital. She is in a critical condition.
In the carpark, police officers found a pair of shoes, a handbag with a suicide note in it, which explained that she had been suffering pressure from work.
A police source said Wei left her home in Shatin on Monday morning and sent her husband messages, apologizing and telling him that she had suffered too much pressure at work and couldn’t continue anymore, Apple Daily reported.
Police found no evidence of foul play and classed the case as attempted suicide.
A spokesperson at Prince of Wales Hospital said Wei had been on annual leave recently. They expressed sadness about the news and staff would provide any assistance necessary for her family.