pdf Section 134 Patient Correspondence Policy (95 KB)

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This policy outlines when mail can be inspected and withheld and the procedure to follow.

This policy will enable staff to:

• Understand the rights of patients under this section

• Understand their responsibilities and recording requirements

The guidance contained in this policy outlines provisions available in all hospitals. Additional provisions are available for high-security hospitals only - these are not covered in this policy.