Appeal for Co Wexford resident missing after stay in Waterford hospital


Missing man’s bag found in New Ross

Michal Piotrowski leaving University Hospital Waterford on December 19.

The daughter of a New Ross resident, missing having been released from a Waterford hospital six days before Christmas, is appealing to anyone with information about him to contact gardaí immediately.

69-year-old Michal Piotrowski was at University Hospital Waterford from where he was discharged as a patient on December 19, at 3 p.m. A well-known face in New Ross town, Michal was last seen on the Dunmore Road in Ballynakill in Waterford City at approximately 11.40 a.m. that day.

He is described as being approximately 5′ 8″ in height with a slim build and with grey hair.

Gardaí and Michal’s family are concerned for his well-being.

Gardaí are appealing to any road users who were driving along the Dunmore East Road and surrounding areas between 11.35 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on December 19, and who may have video footage, to make this available to them.

Anyone with any information on Michal’s whereabouts is asked to contact Waterford Garda station on 051 305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.

Since December 19 Michal’s family have been going through a living nightmare as they have not been able to locate him, despite launching appeals on social media sites.

Michael’s daughter Ewa said he is likely to be wearing a dark green, long jacket, a dark tracksuit or jeans and dark brown work boots.

Michal may appear to look homeless, according to his family.

Michal Piotrowski leaving University Hospital Waterford on December 19.

A hold-all bag that he had with him in hospital has was found on Thursday, January 4, in New Ross and returned to his family.

Ewa said her father lives with her and her two daughters, adding that he also has children living in Poland. She said he suffers from confusion and memory loss as a result of a brain injury.

He is originally from Poland, but has been living in New Ross with his family for the past 20 years.

Ewa said the family are deeply concerned for his welfare and have been searching in Waterford, New Ross and in surrounding areas for him.