478. Hospital and limitation directions ('hybrid orders').

Where, in the case of a person aged 21 or over convicted before the Crown Court of an offence the sentence for which is not fixed by law1:


    (1)     the court is satisfied, on the written or oral evidence of two registered medical practitioners2, that the offender is suffering from mental disorder3, that the mental disorder from which the offender is suffering is of a nature or degree which makes it appropriate for him to be detained in a hospital for medical treatment4, and that appropriate medical treatment is available for him5; and


    (2)     the court considers making a