QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
B e f o r e :
|THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF B||(CLAIMANT)|
|WEST ALLDERDALE MAGISTRATES COURT||(FIRST DEFENDANT)|
|EDEN VALLEY PRIMARY CARE TRUST||(SECOND DEFENDANT)|
MRS W OUTHWAITE (instructed by George Davies & Co) appeared on behalf of the SECOND DEFENDANT
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Thursday, 4th September 2003
"The court shall not remand an accused person to a hospital under this section unless satisfied, on the written or oral evidence of the registered medical practitioner who would be responsible for making the report or of some other person representing the managers of the hospital, that arrangements have been made for his admission to that hospital and for his admission to it within the period of seven days beginning with the date of the remand; and if the court is so satisfied it may, pending his admission, give directions for his conveyance to and detention in a place of safety."
"It would be very difficult to treat him in a general psychiatric unit. On the other hand he has reacted well to staff and other ex-servicemen in the specialised ex-service treatment unit at Ty Gwyn. This is evident from the contact that he has spontaneously maintained."
Dr Jones, in his oral evidence, told the court that a bed was available, but that would depend upon agreement for funding by the health authority. In a subsequent letter, dated 13th June, he expressed concern that there was a requirement by the health authority for yet further assessment of the claimant, that he had shown potential for response in the ex-service environment at Ty Gwyn and that he had rapport with the staff there. He confirmed that Ty Gwyn was registered for the reception of detained patients under the 1983 Act.