The UK Supreme Court has found a NHS Trust owed a voluntary mental health patient a positive duty under Article 2 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms ("Everyone's right to life shall be protected by law") to protect the patient's life against a known, real and immediate risk of suicide, and that it breached this duty when it negligently allowed her home leave for two days (during which time she took her own life). In reaching this conclusion, the Court noted that she had been admitted "precisely because of the risk that she would take her own life. The purpose of the admission was both to prevent that happening and to bring about an improvement in her mental health such that she no longer posed a risk to herself", and that, while she was a voluntary patient, the hospital could and should have prevented her from leaving (noting that there was the power to detain her under the Mental Health Act). The Court also found that the patient's parents had not lost their "victim status" by reason of the settlement of the negligence claim by the patient's estate, and awarded the parents compensation of £5,000 each. Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust  UKSC 2.