The public is being asked for assistance in locating a 59-year-old male patient that is in need of medical treatment.

Gary Wright is a patient of a Capital Health facility located in Dartmouth. 

A release from Capital Health said Wright left the facility on Monday without permission and that his clinical condition will deteriorate over time without treatment.

Wright is Caucasian and has blue eyes and short, thinning, wispy grey hair. He is approximately five feet seven inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

He was last seen he was wearing a blue jacket and white shorts to the knee.

Halifax Regional Police, the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team and hospital staff are working to locate Wright.

Officials said there is no picture of Wright available.

Police are asking anyone with information on Wright to contact them.