Leaving the ward

Information for patients who leave the ward without informing staff

Patient who are admitted to Torbay Hospital have a right to expect the best possible treatment and care. However, your admission is voluntary and you have the right to leave at any time.

The hospital is only able to remain responsible for you whilst you are in our care. Therefore anyone leaving during a period of treatment or care, without permission, will not be re-admitted. Such action will be considered as your self discharge from hospital. We will of course inform your next of kin and your General Practitioner.