UPDATE Monday, 5 October, 2020
Queensland Police have announced that public assistance is no longer required in identifying an elderly woman who has been treated at Sunshine Coast University Hospital since September 6.
Police say the woman recently began speaking with police and has clearly indicated she is aware of her identity and does not wish to disclose this information for personal reasons.
For this reason, police are requesting the public and the media respect the woman’s privacy as per her request.
Police say that as no criminality has been detected, officers have ceased involvement in this matter and the woman will be left in the care of Queensland Health.
“Police would like to sincerely thank the local community and the media for their ongoing concern and support since the woman was first located at Nambour Hospital on September 6,” Queensland Police Service said in a statement.
September 22, 2020
Police have released new information as part of ongoing efforts to identify an elderly woman who was left at Nambour Hospital on September 6.
Following an initial appeal by police, a man self-presented to Nambour station and identified himself as the person appearing in CCTV who drove the woman to hospital.
The man located her in a frail state walking along Brandenburg Road in Mooloolah Valley that morning and offered her assistance.
When the woman was unable to respond to any of his questions regarding her identity or where she was from, he drove her to Nambour Hospital for further assessment by medical professionals.
Since then the woman has been transferred to Sunshine Coast University Hospital where she remains and Police say her health is continuing to improve.
Police are still hoping to reunite the woman with family and friends, and in doing so have released a new photograph of the woman as well as a ring in her possession that someone may recognise.
Anyone who may know the woman or have further information regarding the ring is urged to contact police.