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£7.6m funding boost for children and young people’s mental health services in Wales
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales.
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Patients in mental health hospitals and units
An annual report which includes information on the total number of patients, gender and length of care.
Hospitals and units for people with a mental illness in Wales
- There were 1,486 resident patients.
- The number of patients had fallen by 666 since 31 March 2004 and by 111 since 31 March 2013.
- 766 patients (52%) had been resident for less than 3 months.
- 522 (r) patients (35%) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, an increase of 22 (r) from 2013 and 24 (r) from 2004.
- There were fewer female patients (647) than males (839) 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 120 resident patients, 81 males and 39 females.
- This was 10 less than 2013, and 79 less than 2004.
- 23 (r) patients (19% (r) of the total) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, a decrease of 12 (r) from 2013 and an increase of 4 (r) from 2004.
- 55 patients (46%) had been resident for 2 years or more.
(r) Revised 25 February 2015
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