K.C. v Clinical Director of St. Loman’s Hospital and Health Service Executive
Judgement of Hogan J. Delivered on the 4th July 2013
Facts: The Applicant was admitted to the approved centre on the 24th April 2013 following an application and recommendation. She represented to the consultant Psychiatrist that her professional status would be compromised if she was admitted involuntarily. She agreed to stay as a voluntary patient. No admission order was made. However she refused all treatment and never expressed a wish to leave the hospital.
An authorised officer made an application under Section 9 on the 7th June 2013 and on the same day the applicant’s registered medical practitioner attended the approved centre and examined her. He made a recommendation for an involuntary detention and she was then admitted pursuant to Section 14.
For further details of this case see the attached notes by Keith Walsh.