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Section 37 – Admission to hospital by a hospital order without restrictions

This leaflet includes information for people who have been admitted to hospital by a hospital order without restrictions under section 37 of the Mental Health Act. It includes information such as why you are there and how long you could be there and what your rights to appeal are.

Section 37 – Guardianship order

This leaflet provides information for people who have been given a court order to have a guardian to help them under section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983. It includes information such as what is guardianship, why you need a guardian, how long this lasts and your rights to appeal.

Section 37(41) – Admission to hospital by a hospital order with restrictions

This leaflet provides information for people who have been admitted to hospital by a hospital order with restrictions under section 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act. It explains what a restriction order is, what your rights to appeal are and what help you can receive from an independent mental health advocate.

Section 38 – Interim hospital order

This leaflet provides information for people who are being kept in hospital due to a court order under section 38 of the Mental Health Act. It includes information such as why you are in hospital, how long you could be kept there, what happens next and you rights to appeal.

Section 47 – Transfer to hospital without restrictions of a person serving a sentence of imprisonment

This leaflet has been produced to provide information to people who have been transferred to hospital from prison without restrictions of a person serving a sentence of imprisonment. It explains why you are in hospital, how long you could be there, what happens if your sentence ends whilst you are in hospital and your rights to appeal.

Section 48 – Transfer to hospital of an unsentenced prisoner (with or without restrictions)

This leaflet has been produced to provide information to people who have been transferred to hospital and are an unsentenced prisoner. It include information about why you are in hospital, what a restriction direction, how long you will be there and what happens if you have to go back to court.