Cambridge Nursing Home has released a statement denying involvement in a case in which an elderly man was found with foreign objects in his anus.

The nursing home said that because the man would normally be conscious and was only 60 years of age – and therefore not that old – it would have been “absolutely impossible to forcefully insert ‘objects’ into his anus without causing any strong reaction or commotion.”

Cambridge Nursing Home in Ngau Tau Kok.

It also said that “the nursing home staff definitely does not have the technique to push ‘objects’ that deep into a patient’s anus.”

The man was brought to hospital from the Cambridge Nursing Home branch in Ngau Tau Kok on January 31, when he was found with low oxygen levels and symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea.

The hospital staff found foreign objects such as gauze in his anus and notified his family around ten hours after he was admitted. His family then reported the case to the police. The man later died in hospital on February 2 after receiving treatment for pneumonia.

Cambridge Nursing Home was also involved in a scandal last May, when Ming Pao found that the elderly residents were stripped naked in an open area while queuing up for a bath.

Chantal Yuen

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.