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Secure Hospital

Under the Mental Health Act 1983, a young person can be transferred from a secure estate establishment to a secure hospital if two medical health professionals have concluded they are suffering from a mental disorder, the nature or degree of which makes it appropriate for them to be detained in a hospital for treatment, and the appropriate medical treatment is available for them. The Secretary of State will require a report from the two medical health professionals.

Relevant links: (DoH 2009) Procedure for the transfer of children and young person to and from hospital under sections 47 and 48 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (awaiting publication)