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Patients in mental health hospitals and units

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  • Release date: 12 October 2017
  • Period covered: As at 31 March 2017
An annual report which includes information on the total number of patients, gender and length of care.

Key points

Hospitals and units for people with a mental illness

  • There were 1,368 resident patients.
  • The number of patients had fallen by 515 (27%) since 31 March 2007 and by 62 (4%) since 31 March 2016.
  • 720 patients (53%) had been resident for less than 3 months.
  • 628 patients (46%) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, an increase of 48 (8%) from 2016 and 132 (27%) from 2007.

Hospitals and units for people with a learning disability

  • There were 115 resident patients, 76 males (66% of the total) and 39 females. This was 2 (2%) fewer than 2016, and 36 (24%) less than 2007.
  • 24 patients (21% of the total) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, a decrease of 4 from 2016 but an increase of 7 from 2007.
  • 77 patients (67%) had been resident for 2 years or more.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5080
E-mail: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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