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Patients in mental health hospitals and units

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  • Release date: 29 October 2015
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: August 2016
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 in Wales

  • There were 1,441 resident patients.
  • The number of patients had fallen by 641 (31%) since 31 March 2005 and by 45 (2%) since 31 March 2014.
  • 780 patients (54%) had been resident for less than 3 months.
  • 566 patients (39%) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, an increase of 44 (8%) from 2014 and 39 from 2005.
  • There were fewer female patients (650) than males (791) and they tended to be older (59% of female patients were aged 65 or over compared with 38% of males).

Hospitals and units for people with a learning disability in Wales

  • There were 125 resident patients, 83 males (66% of the total) and 42 females. This was 5 (4%) more than 2014, but 65 (34%) less than 2005.
  • 31 patients (25% of the total) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, an increase of 8 from 2014 and 13 from 2005.
  • 80 patients (64%) had been resident for 2 years or more.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5080
E-mail: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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