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Associate Hospital (Mental Health Act) Manager

Job Reference: J250-KNEESWORTH--29096

Priory Group


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Kneesworth House is a 155 bed mental health hospital situated in Hertfordshire (on the borders of Cambridgeshire) with good commuting access to / from London. The hospital has a full pathway of care including medium, low secure, locked rehabilitation and open recovery wards  situated across the site.

Kneesworth House Hospital is looking to recruit members of the public to become Associate Hospital Managers.   These are voluntary, lay people who oversee hearings to review the care, treatment and detention of patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA.)  They decide, based on evidence from healthcare professionals, if the patient can be discharged if the patient appeals.  They also have the role of scrutinising the documentation of sectioned patients.   Associate Hospital Managers do not require any special skills or qualifications as some training will be provided, however an interest in good communication and mental health issues and the wider community and people is desirable.


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