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‘Desperate’ need for extra legislation for elderly rights - Sage Advocacy July 4, 2018

Group speaks out after court ruled hospital acted unlawfully preventing older woman with dementia from leaving

There is a desperate need to additional legislation for the rights of people in situations where their liberty is at issue, an advocacy group for the rights of the elderly has warned.

Sage Advocacy director Mervyn Taylor, the organisation that advocates for the rights of the elderly, was speaking after a Court of Appeal ruling that a general hospital acted unlawfully by preventing a frail 93-year-old woman with dementia from leaving due to its concern that discharge was not in her best interests.

Read full article in The Irish Times

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