Patients’ Eid challenge is denied
Two Muslim patients at Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire have been told they cannot apply for compensation after being denied Eid celebrations.
Their solicitor told the High Court the failure by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to mark the end of Ramadan last year breached their human rights.
The judge said the trust had accepted “in principle” it should be celebrated.
But the application had been brought after too long a delay and would serve no useful purpose, he said.
The two patients had applied for permission to seek a judicial review and High Court damages.
Both men are in the Peaks Unit of the hospital which is reserved for dangerous patients with severe personality disorders.