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Hospital Managers Power of Discharge

Hospital Managers Power of Discharge

Introduction

People who are subject to detention or community treatment orders under the Mental Health Act can ask for their case to be reviewed by the Hospital Managers for possible discharge. The term Hospital Managers is used in the Mental Health Act to describe the organisation, so in this instance it is the East London NHS Foundation Trust.

This power cannot be exercised by any employee of the organisation and so East London NHS Foundation Trust has a number of people it can call upon to act on its behalf; these people are called Associate Hospital Managers.

What Are Associate Hospital Managers?

Associate Hospital Managers are volunteers who are formally appointed by the Trust Board and act on its behalf.

They have a very important role to play in the discharge of patients who have been detained or made subject to community powers under the Mental Health Act 1983.

They are not an employee of the organisation and are not allowed to have any financial interest in it.

Associate Hospital Managers meet quarterly in the Trust Board Mental Health Act Sub-Committee. It is chaired by a Non-Executive Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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