What Does Our Service Do?
The Mental Health Act (MHA)provides the legal authority for the detention of certain categories of patients with mental health needs and the Mental Health Act Office ensures that the detention complies with the requirements of the Act.
Ensuring the rights of the patient remains central to the service provided by the Office which necessitates the provision of an efficient service to a number of people who have responsibilities under the provisions of the Act, namely those involved closely in the patients care and treatment. This includes the patient’s doctor, nearest relative, ward staff, social care staff and community staff.
The office also liaises on the patient’s behalf with three bodies key to ensuring that patients rights are met, the Tribunal Service Mental Health , an externally organisation who hear patient appeals, the Managers Panel Members who perform the same role and the Care Quality Commission.
How Does Our Service Work?
The MHA Office handles the following volume of activity:
- Around 200 to 300 patients on detention at any one time.
- In excess of 1,000 admissions to section per annum.
- Around 100 MHA Hospital Managers Panel hearings per annum.
- Approximately 150 Tribunals per annum.
The MHA Office provides a service to those professionals who are involved in the care and treatment of a patient detained under the Act, however enquires relating to that detention are always welcome from the patient themselves or relatives who may have a query relating to any aspect of their detention.
The MHA Office is located at the Towers Hospital Site and provides a service across all inpatient sites and to community based patients.
How Can You Access Our Service?
To access our service you can:
- Contact the Office directly if you have a MHA related query, or through any professional involved in your care.
By telephone on 0116 295 3030
Mental Health Act Office
Herschel Prins Centre
Glenfield Hospital Site
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