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Relatives helped identify severe amnesia sufferer

Relatives of a man who was found in a park suffering from severe amnesia came forward and helped identify him as Lithuanian Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said.

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, the trust has been contacted by his relatives. They have helped us establish his name.

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.

– Dr Manaan Kar Ray

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed he was not known to officers and did not match any missing persons reports.

Amnesia sufferer identified as 22-year-old Lithuanian

An amnesia sufferer found in a Peterborough park has been identified. Credit: ITV Central

An amnesia sufferer who had been unable to remember his own identity after being found in a Peterborough park has been named as Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, originally from Lithuania, following an appeal, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said.

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Doctor never seen a case of amnesia as serious as 'Mystery Man'

The doctor treating 'Robert' says that over 50 days of memory loss is extremely rare and throughout his whole career he's never met someone with no memory at all.

Dr Manaan Kar Ray say the Autobiographical Memory - which incorporates memories of friends, family, and experiences - makes up the 'building blocks' of our existence.

The medical team have taken the man to the town centre of Peterborough where he was found and also to Wisbech, an area with several Eastern European communities, as he has a slight accent.

But doctors say that even if he's identified, the process to bring back his memory will be just beginning.

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What do we know about Mystery Man 'Robert'?

'Robert' Credit: ITV News Central

'Robert' seems to be quite sporty and has been playing basketball and football since being taken into the care of hospital staff in Peterborough.

He was found wandering in a park in Peterborough on 18 May.

He speaks English, but it may be a second language. He also understands Russian and Lithuanian.

He has no physical problems.

He's experiencing a range of emotions at the moment and is too upset to speak on camera.

He is being looked after at the Cavell Centre, which cares for people with mental health conditions.

If you can help - contact:

Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 01733 776014 between 8am and 8pm

Amnesia doctor: 'We are no closer to Robert's identity'

The doctor of a man with severe amnesia said staff "were no closer to his identity" and were still appealing for information from anyone who might know he who is.

Dr Manaan Kar Ray told Good Morning Britain "Robert", as doctors are calling him, is "very keen, if anyone knows him, that they might be able to help him piece his life together."

Man who cannot recall own name describes torment

A man who cannot remember his own name has spoken of his torment as he struggles to recall any details of his life.

Robert, the name given to him by doctors, was found in a park in Peterborough suffering from severe amnesia.

"The last few weeks have been truly horrible. I go through so many different emotions. At times I am angry, frustrated, depressed, lost and confused. I just need to find out my name and I hope someone out there will recognise me and help," Robert said.

Doctors say there has been no improvement in his condition since he was found two months ago, prompting an appeal to identify him.

Read: Hospital appeal to identify man who cannot remember his own name

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Appeal to identify man with severe amnesia found in Peterborough

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There's an appeal for help to identify a man who was found in Peterborough 2 months ago with severe amnesia.

"Robert" as he's been called by staff at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust who are caring for him, has no memory of who he is, his name, age, or where he comes from.

He speaks English, but it may be a second language. He also understands Russian and Lithuanian.

After two months there is still no sign or improvement in his condition and he had now personal details on him when he was found in a park in Peterborough on 18th May.

'Robert" has no physical injuries and is being cared for at the Cavell Centre, which cares for people with mental health conditions.

Dr Manaan Kar-Ray, Clinical Director of Acute Care said. "Amnesia can last for anything from a few hours to a number of weeks.

"Clearly this is very upsetting for him as he cannot recall any details of his life. We have made strenuous efforts to help him with his memory, including taking him back to where he was found, but nothing has been successful so far. Understandably, he is now getting very frustrated."

Management consultants used at 'great expense to little effect'

A report on the financial future of two hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon has estimated that the Department of Health is paying £1 million a week to keep the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust afloat.

Criticising the decision to build a new hospital, whilst hiring a private firm to run another one 24 miles away, the report found:

  • Management consultants had been used at "great expense to little effect", with Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust spending £9 million in the last two financial years
  • The Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust had accumulated the highest deficit in the highest in the NHS for 2011/12, of £45.8 million
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