On 10 January, Law Centre (NI)
got leave to bring judicial review proceedings
in the High Court to challenge the delayed
discharge of patients from Muckamore Abbey
Hospital in Antrim.
This is an important test case to
establish the duties owed by the Department of
Health and the Trust to resettle people with a
learning disability in the community.
The Law Centre is acting on behalf
of clients who have been deemed fit for discharge
and resettlement in the community but who have
been waiting several years for a home in the