Pressures on the health system, including the ongoing impact of COVID-19 continues to affect Health Services' capacity to prepare for and support patients to participate in Tribunal Hearings.

In response, the Mental Health Tribunal has developed a strategy to temporarily change some hearing processes to continue to deliver Tribunal hearings. The temporary changes first implemented in January and February 2022 have been extended to 3 March 2023. 

This Strategy is available below.  

Questions about this strategy can be sent to