How do units monitor where patients are at all times? Are there sign in/sign out procedures used at all facilities? What are the definitions for locked, flexi and open wards? Are these definitions used consistently? Can involuntary patients be on open wards? If patients do not return to the unit when they are supposed to, what is the protocol?
Response from Canterbury DHB
CDHB 9912 - policies procedures monitoring mental health patients.[pdf.3,073KB]