"Trying to get a copy of section 17 paperwork"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham NG3 6AA
Posted by it'salwaystherighttimetodotherightthing (as ),
My relative has been at Highbury for over two months now...there has been constant talk of the potential risk of violence my relative poses. Despite this, my relative has pretty much daily leave with family members (sect 17 leave). No risk assessment is completed prior to leave or on return from leave, no information is asked for by staff and no information is given. I have been trying to get a copy of the section 17 papers for weeks, but it just hasn't been forthcoming. I have contacted my relatives consultant, the chief executive of the trust. I have spoken to the ward manager and I have spoken to nursing staff. What exactly does a relative need to do to get the information and service that the MHA code of practice says we should be getting?