Missing Mayo hospital patient is found safe and well

A elderly patient who went missing from Mayo University Hospital last night has been found safe and well.

Gardaí in Castlebar had issued an appeal for assistance in finding the woman after she was last seen in the vicinity of the Castlebar facility shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday.

However, following an extensive search, it has been reported that she was located safe and well earlier today.

Gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance in this matter.