Home Leave

Home Leave occurs when a PATIENT who is not liable to be detained under Part II of the Mental Health Act 1983 and who is using a Hospital Bed in a WARD or a bed in a Care Home spends a period of time outside the hospital/Care Home, usually at home, with the intention of returning to the same type of WARD or Care Home to continue the same Care Professional Admitted Care Episode.

Description

Home Leave is a type of LEAVE.

Home Leave occurs when a PATIENT who is not liable to be detained under Part II of the Mental Health Act 1983 and who is using a Hospital Bed in a WARD or a bed in a Care Home spends a period of time outside the hospital/ Care Home, usually at home, with the intention of returning to the same type of WARD or Care Home to continue the same Care Professional Admitted Care Episode.

A PATIENT liable to be detained in hospital under Part II of the Mental Health Act 1983 and as amended by the Mental Health (Patients in the Community) Act 1985, should be granted Mental Health Leave of Absence instead of Home Leave.

For a PATIENT under a Nursing Episode  or  Midwife Episode  the period of time is at the discretion of the responsible CARE PROFESSIONAL.

The period of time for all other PATIENTS should be a maximum of Saturday, Sunday, NHS, bank and public holidays plus another three days. If a PATIENT does not return on the day specified and has failed to make alternative arrangements with hospital/ Care Home staff, such a PATIENT should be considered discharged from that day.

The date on which a PATIENT leaves the WARD to go on Home Leave closes the preceding Ward Stay.

For Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), the Ward Stay remains uninterrupted when a PATIENT leaves the WARD to take  Home Leave.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Home Leaves

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 130 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished General Episode CDS references in description Home Leave
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 190 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished General Episode CDS references in description Home Leave
NHS Business Definition Consultant Episode (Hospital Provider) references in description Home Leave
Data Element END DATE (HOME LEAVE) references in description Home Leave
Data Element END TIME (HOME LEAVE) references in description Home Leave
NHS Business Definition Home Leave references in description Home Leave
NHS Business Definition Hospital Bed references in description Home Leave
NHS Business Definition Hospital Provider Spell references in description Home Leave
NHS Business Definition Hospital Stay references in description Home Leave
Data Element INTENDED AGE GROUP references in description Home Leave
Data Element INTENDED CLINICAL CARE INTENSITY CODE references in description Home Leave
Attribute LEAVE TYPE references in description Home Leave
NHS Business Definition Nursing Episode references in description Home Leave
Attribute SEX OF PATIENTS references in description Home Leave
Data Element SEX OF PATIENTS CODE references in description Home Leave
Data Element START DATE (HOME LEAVE) references in description Home Leave
Data Element START TIME (HOME LEAVE) references in description Home Leave
Data Element WARD DAY PERIOD AVAILABILITY CODE references in description Home Leave
Data Element WARD NIGHT PERIOD AVAILABILITY CODE references in description Home Leave
NHS Business Definition Ward Stay references in description Home Leave