Appointment of the next Children’s Commissioner for Wales »The current Children's Commissioner's tenure will come to an end on 28 February 2015.Learn more »
A taste of Wales in London
“It is great to see our producers celebrating our patron Saint of Wales - St David and promoting their wonderful products in London. We have such a fine array of quality products here in Wales."
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- A taste of Wales in London
- Proposals to amend existing powers to tackle waste crime and poor performing sites in the waste management industry
- Developing a Landfill Disposals Tax
- Collection and publication of fire statistics
- Talk to me 2
- Flood and Coast Investment Programme (FaCIP)
- Teacher assessment: strengthening arrangements to improve reliability, consistency and confidence
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Section highlightRegulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) BillThe Bill will improve the quality of care and support in Wales and strengthen protection for citizens.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightTaxes in Wales
The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
Final Budget 2015-16 »
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- 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 1,486 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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