Elopement precautions (1917)

Key points below

What is elopement?

Elopement means your child is at risk of leaving or tries to leave the hospital without permission. Precautions are taken to prevent that from happening.

Why are elopement precautions needed?

Your child is in the hospital because they need to heal.  Your child said or shows signs that they want to leave the hospital. To keep your child safe, elopement precautions are in place. 
Here are some of the things that will be done during elopement precautions: 

Your role in your child’s safety

There are things that you and your family can do to help keep your child safe.