868. Detention of patient in place of safety pending admission to hospital.

The court by which a hospital order1 or an interim hospital order2 is made may give such directions as it thinks fit for the conveyance of the patient3 to a place of safety4 and his detention there pending admission to hospital within the prescribed period5 of 28 days6.

If, within the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which a hospital order