Policies and procedures for monitoring mental health patients while they are on leave or a break

Official information request details

  • How do units monitor where patients are at all times?
  • Are there sign in/sign out procedures used at all facilities?
  • What are the definitions for locked, flexi and open wards?
  • Are these definitions used consistently?
  • Can involuntary patients be on open wards?
  • If patients do not return to the unit when they are supposed to, what is the protocol?

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