Progress on major health conditions delivery plans »We remain committed to ensuring that quality improvement remains at the centre of our approach for the future of NHS Wales.
£45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
A £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills and improve career prospects across South Wales has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford.
- Emergency ambulance response continues to improve
- £36m EU-backed investment in research and innovation for Welsh business
- £45m EU-backed investment to raise skills across South Wales
- Consultation on Procurement Regulation in Wales
- National Outcomes Framework for Youth Work
- Proposed changes to Planning Policy Wales Chapter 6: The Historic Environment
- Building Regulations Sustainability Review
- Support for foundation years
- Support for postgraduate study and part-time engineering, technology or computer science degrees
Section highlightEnvironment (Wales) Act 2016
The act puts in place the legislation needed to plan and manage Wales’ natural resources in a more proactive, sustainable and joined-up way.
Assembly bills »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward.Learn more »
Section highlightWelsh taxes: a conversation
Share your thoughts on a new Taxpayers’ Charter.
Final Budget 2016-17 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2016-17 is £15bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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 1,441 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.
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