Belfast Telegraph

Anorexic in legal bid to block move

By Alan Erwin

An anorexic woman from Northern Ireland has launched a legal bid to block attempts to have her sent for further treatment in England.

The patient, who cannot be identified, is currently being detained at a specialist unit under mental health legislation.

Her lawyers issued emergency judicial review proceedings at the High Court in Belfast yesterday after discovering she was about to be transferred against her wishes.

But the challenge was put on hold after the health trust involved in the case gave an undertaking not to move the woman to England until a separate tribunal meets to decide her status.

A mental health review panel is expected to determine on Friday whether she should remain in the unit.

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