Desperate’ need for extra legislation for elderly rights- Sage

03 July 2018 – Irish Times

Hospital acted unlawfully preventing elderly woman with dementia from leaving
02 July 2018 – Irish Times

An advocacy group for the rights of the elderly has said that there is a desperate need for additional legislation for the rights of people in situations where their liberty is at issue.

Sage Advocacy Director, Mervyn Taylor was speaking after a Court of Appeal ruling that a general hospital acted unlawfully by preventing a frail 93-year-old woman with dementia from leaving due to its concern that discharge was not in her best interests.

Source (Irish Times)

Source (Irish Times)

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