Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
New plans to establish an eye care service for pupils and students at special schools in Wales have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford.
- £43m schools and social housing capital boost will create 800 jobs says Jane Hutt
- A55 improvement works accelerated and £1.9m Tal-y-bont scheme to go ahead this spring
- Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
- School Pupil Eye Care Service for Wales
- Proposals relating to the Statement of Public Participation for the National Development Framework
- The draft Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2016
- Environmental Permitting Regulations - Consultation on rules for mobile crushing of lamps that contain mercury
- Producing a New Travel Behaviour Code
- Revision of Inclusion and Pupil Support guidance
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Section highlightWales Act 2014 annual reports
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Admission of patients to mental health facilities
An annual report which includes information on admissions, formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation and supervised community treatment.
- In 2014-15, there were 9,762 admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) to mental health facilities in Wales, a decrease of 532 (5 per cent) from 2013-14.
- 97 per cent of admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) in 2014-15 were to NHS facilities in Wales, with the remainder admitted to independent hospitals.
Formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation
- 1,921 were admitted in 2014-15 under the Mental Health Act 1983 (excluding place of safety detentions) and other legislation, an increase of 229 (14 per cent) from 2013-14.
- 93 per cent (1,788 of 1,921) of formal admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) were detained without the involvement of criminal courts (Part II) with 68 per cent (1,210 out of 1,788) of these being admitted for assessment, with or without treatment (Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983).
- Section 2 showed the largest increase (in terms of numbers) between 2013-14 and 2014-15 rising from 954 to 1,210 (256 or 27 per cent).
Supervised community treatment
- In 2014-15, there were 240 patients subject to supervised community treatment (SCT), including 18 for whom an independent hospital was responsible. Of this total, 163 were male and 77 were female.
- Of those patients subject to SCT, there were 91 recalls to hospital, 78 revocations and 138 discharges in 2014-15.
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