Nurse detained under mental health act for sexual assault – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2012 in hospital orders, mental health, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

“A nurse who prompted an international search because of fears he could have malaria has been detained under the Mental Health Act for sexually assaulting a waitress.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

DNAR orders can be medico-legally lethal – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 15th, 2011 in hospital orders, medical ethics, news by sally

“Do not attempt resuscitation orders (DNAR orders), have been much in the news. There is concern about them being slapped on patients’ notes without adequate, or any, consultation with the patient or, if the patient is incapacitate, with the relatives or carers.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th December 2011

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Watchdog may intervene over ‘do not resuscitate’ order – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2011 in hospital orders, hospitals, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

“Britain’s equality and human rights watchdog may intervene in a landmark case over the use of ‘do not resuscitate’ orders for patients in hospitals, care homes, and their own homes.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rugby mobility scooter fire youth given hospital order – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2011 in arson, hospital orders, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

“A 17-year-old boy who started a fire in a sheltered housing complex in Rugby has been sentenced to a hospital order.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Addenbrooke’s and Andrew Lansley sued over ‘do not resuscitate’ rule – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2011 in hospital orders, hospitals, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

“The husband of a woman who died in one of Britain’s best-known hospitals is taking its management and the health secretary Andrew Lansley to court, alleging an illegal use of ‘do not resuscitate’ orders.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Patient Concern demands national policy on ‘do not resuscitate’ orders

Mother who doused daughter in acid sent to secure unit – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2010 in domestic violence, hospital orders, mental health, news by sally

“A schizophrenic mother who stabbed her three-year-old daughter to death before dousing her body in acid must stay in a secure psychiatric hospital for the public’s protection, a judge ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 28th Ocotber 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Parents lose court battle to keep baby son alive – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2009 in children, hospital orders, medical treatment, news by sally

“A hospital ventilator keeping a nine-month-old baby alive could be turned off today after his parents lost a legal battle with a hospital yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

R (DB) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Posted December 4th, 2008 in detention, hospital orders, law reports, mental health by sally

R (DB) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 1354; [2008] WLR (D) 375

The effect of an order for the admission and detention of an offender in a hospital, within s 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983, was limited by s 40 to the period of 28 days from the date of the making of the order. A subsequent amendment of the order did not authorise admission after the 28-day period in the original order.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.