Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Posted February 9th, 2012 in duty of care, hospitals, law reports, mental health, news, suicide, Supreme Court by sally

Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust [2012] UKSC 2; [2012] WLR (D) 23

“A psychiatric in-patient who was known to be at real and immediate risk of suicide was owed a positive operational duty under article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by the NHS trust to take preventative measures to safeguard her life even though she was a voluntary patient who was not detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.”

WLR Daily, 8th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk