1010. Ill-treatment or wilful neglect under the Mental Health Act 1983.

1010.     Ill-treatment or wilful neglect under the Mental Health Act 1983.

It is an offence for any person who is a manager1 or officer on the staff of or otherwise employed in, a hospital2 or independent hospital3 or care home4: (1) to ill-treat5 or wilfully to neglect6 a patient for the time being receiving treatment for mental disorder7 as an in-patient in that hospital or home; or (2) to ill-treat or wilfully to neglect, on the premises of which the hospital or home forms part, an out-patient for the