887. Authority for transfer from hospital to hospital or guardianship.

The authority for transfer from hospital1 to hospital or guardianship must be given in the prescribed form2 by the managers3 of the hospital in which the patient4 is liable to be detained or by an officer of the managers authorised by them in that behalf5. In the case of a patient liable to be detained in a registered establishment6 the patient may be transferred from that establishment to another registered establishment where both are under the same management and the above provisions7 do not apply8. Where such a patient is maintained under a contract with a strategic health authority,