Update: Serial killer Ivan Milat has been transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital. Milat was diagnosed with terminal oesophagus and stomach cancer in May and given three months to live.
In May, Australia’s most notorious serial killer, Ivan Milat, was transferred from NSW’s highest security prison Goulburn Correctional Centre to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney.
The 74-year-old – who murdered seven backpackers whose bodies were found in makeshift graves in NSW’s Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s – was being held in a secure annex of the hospital where inmates are treated.
It was earlier reported that Milat was being treated for health problems connected to extreme weight loss. A source close to the Milat family told ABC News that Milat recently lost 20 kilograms and is being assessed for potential organ failure linked to geriatric anorexia.
According to Corrective Services commissioner Peter Severin, the transfer of Milat to the Prince of Wales Hospital was done in the "most secure and safe way possible".
He will wear at least one form of restraint – handcuff or ankle cuffs – during medical treatment, subject to medical requirements.
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