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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 1,441 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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