As patients progress through the hospital and as part of their ongoing rehabilitation, accompanied or unaccompanied leave outside the hospital is arranged as appropriate. This can range from one hour to a number of days.
Some patients may need permission from the Department of Justice to have such leave. The Department of Justice requests a copy of the individuals care plan and an up to date risk assessment in order to consider requests for increased level of leave.
Some patients also attend external courses and work. Access to various levels of ground leave is subject to individual risk assessment and will be discussed and reviewed as part of ongoing leave arrangements by the multi-disiplinary team and the Leave Committee.