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Serial killer Ivan Milat transferred from prison to hospital

Serial killer Ivan Milat transferred from prison to hospital

Serial killer Ivan Milat has been taken to a Sydney hospital from Goulburn's supermax jail.

9News understands the 74-year-old was transferred to the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick yesterday afternoon for scans ordered by a specialist, however his current condition is not life-threatening.

It is also understood Milat is being held in a private section of the hospital where inmates are treated under restrictive conditions put in place by Corrective Services NSW.

"The Corrective Services NSW Extreme High Security Escort Unit takes high-risk and terrorism-related inmates to court and hospital," a spokeswoman told 9News.

Australian serial killer Ivan Milat has been transferred from Goulburn's supermax jail to a Sydney hospital for scans, ordered by a specialist. (AP/AAP)

"These inmates are always guarded by the highly-specialised EHSEU staff who control all movements and interactions.

"Extensive security planning and assessment is undertaken before such movements occur. The inmates are searched prior to leaving prison and upon their return.

"At least one form of restraint – handcuffs or ankle cuffs – remains on high-risk inmates during medical treatment, subject to medical requirements."

9News understands Milat is expected to be transferred back to the supermax prison in Goulburn in the coming days.

Milat murdered seven backpackers whose bodies were found in makeshift graves in NSW's Belanglo State Forest in the 1990s. He was sentenced in 1996 to seven consecutive life sentences.

The former road worker also kidnapped British tourist Paul Onions but he managed to escape from Milat's vehicle.

With AAP.

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