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Admission of patients to mental health facilities

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  • Release date: 31 January 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17
An annual report which includes information on admissions, formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation and supervised community treatment.

Key points

Admissions

  • In 2016-17, there were 8,723 admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) to mental health facilities in Wales, a decrease of 574 (6 per cent) from 2015-16.
  • 97 per cent of admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) in 2016-17 were to NHS facilities in Wales, with the remainder admitted to independent hospitals.

Formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation

  • 1,776 admissions in 2016-17 were under the Mental Health Act 1983 (excluding place of safety detentions) and other legislation, an increase of 44 (3 per cent) from 2015-16.
  • 94 per cent (1,663 of 1,776) of formal admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) were detained without the involvement of criminal courts (Part II); with 75 per cent (1,246 out of 1,663) 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 2015-16 and 2016-17 rising from 1,211 to 1,246 (35 or 3 per cent).

Supervised community treatment

  • In 2016-17, there were 206 patients subject to supervised community treatment (SCT), including 17 for whom an independent hospital was responsible. Of this total, 117 were male and 89 were female.
  • Of those patients subject to SCT, there were 128 recalls to hospital, 89 revocations and 132 discharges in 2016-17.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5080
Email: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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