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Hospital managers hearings

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Case and summary Date added Categories
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHSFT v Hospital Managers of St George's Hospital [2016] EWHC 1196 (Admin), [2016] MHLO 17 — "This is an application for judicial review of a decision by an independent panel on 12 April 2016 to discharge the Interested Party, AU, from detention under the Mental Health Act 1983. It is brought by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Whitworth (previously AU's responsible clinician). ... To put the case in general terms the claimants are concerned about the Panel's decision to discharge AU in the light of the views of the clinical team and also a decision of the First Tier Tribunal ... which decided on 10 March 2016 not to discharge him from detention. ... The judicial review raises an important point of principle as to the capacity of a body to seek judicial review of a decision which it could have made itself. In broad terms the Trust appointed the Panel and under the 1983 Act it exercised delegated powers. Because AU raised this point in his grounds, Warby J joined Dr Whitworth as a second claimant to the action on 4 May 2016 on the basis that, if the Trust could not seek judicial review, she could. If the Trust and Dr Whitworth can seek judicial review, the grounds they advance against the Panel's decision are, first, that it failed to treat the Tribunal's decision as a relevant consideration and, secondly, that the Panel's decision is irrational in light of the evidence available and the reasons it has given." 2016‑05‑22 22:45:03 2016 cases, Hospital managers hearings, ICLR summary, Judgment available on Bailii, No summary, Re-sectioning after hearing, Transcript


R (Tagoe-Thompson) v The Hospital Managers of the Park Royal Centre [2002] EWHC 2803 (Admin)Panel of three hospital managers must be unanimous in order to discharge patient. 2011‑04‑10 10:23:50 2002 cases, Brief summary, Hospital managers hearings, Judgment available on Bailii, Transcript


R (GC) v Managers of the Kingswood Centre of Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (2008) EWHC x (Admin) (CO/7784/2008)The patient's compulsion to pick up litter, even if that litter was in the road, amounted to seriously irresponsible conduct in the context of the definition of mental impairment; the patient was likely to act in a dangerous manner so the hospital managers were right not to discharge. 2009‑07‑20 20:03:32 2008 cases, Brief summary, Hospital managers hearings, No transcript


R (Tagoe-Thompson) v The Hospital Managers of the Park Royal Centre [2003] EWCA Civ 330Panel of three hospital managers must be unanimous in order to discharge patient. 2006‑04‑16 10:59:55 2003 cases, Detailed summary, Hospital managers hearings, Transcript


R (Huzzey) v Riverside MH Trust [1998] EWHC Admin 465Managers must consider dangerousness criterion when reviewing detention after RMO's barring order, and in almost all circumstances discharge if not satisfied of that criterion. 2006‑04‑15 19:46:53 1998 cases, Detailed summary, Hospital managers hearings, Other NR cases, Transcript


R (O) v West London MH NHS Trust [2005] EWHC 604 (Admin)Hospital managers are under a common law duty to provide both oral and written reasons at the time of the decison; the decision is legally defective if the reasons are inadequate; this defect cannot be cured by later evidence giving a proper explanation of the reasons; the supplementary evidence was more than mere elucidation so was not accepted. 2006‑04‑13 21:53:23 2005 cases, Detailed summary, Hospital managers hearings, Transcript


R (SR) v Huntercombe Maidenhead Hospital [2005] EWHC 2361 (Admin)Usually the managers should discharge if they disagree with the RMO's barring report, but there can be exceptions; they have an unfettered discretion. 2006‑04‑12 20:26:38 2005 cases, Brief summary, Hospital managers hearings, Other NR cases, Transcript