Missing or Suspected Missing Inpatient Procedure

Name/Title

Missing or Suspected Missing Inpatient Procedure (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-5552

Current from

23/11/2017

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Procedure

Summary

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is committed to providing for the safety and wellbeing of patients and to minimise potential harm to the public. WACHS owes a duty of care to all patients admitted to any of its facilities. This duty includes the responsibility to protect and care for people who because of illness, may come to harm by leaving a health site and potentially wander off into unfamiliar surroundings. For guidance on missing or suspected missing mental health inpatients refer to the MP 0012/16 Missing Person Policy - WA Public Mental Health Services.

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