Data on residents in NHS hospitals and units for people with a mental illness or a learning disability as at 31 March 2018.
Hospitals and units for people with a mental illness
- There were 1,319 resident patients at 31 March 2018, 4% less than the previous year. The number of patients’ resident at the census date has fallen significantly over the longer term, with a reduction of 71% since 1979.
- 589 patients (45%) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, a decrease of 39 (6%) from 2017 but an increase of 82 (16%) from 2008.
Hospitals and units for people with a learning disability
- There were 117 resident patients, a similar number to the last nine years. Since 1979 the number resident on the census date has fallen by 95%.
- 20 patients (17% of the total) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, similar to the last 10 years.
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