An annual report which includes information on the total number of patients, gender and length of care.

Key points

Hospitals and units for people with a mental illness

  • There were 1,319 resident patients at 31 March 2018, 4 per cent 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 per cent since 1979.
  • 589 patients (45 per cent) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, a decrease of 39 (6 per cent) from 2017 but an increase of 82 (16 per cent) 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 per cent.
  • 20 patients (17 per cent of the total) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, similar to the last 10 years.

Reports

Patients in mental health hospitals and units, 31 March 2018
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Data

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Contact

Gavin Shivers

Tel: 0300 062 5080

Media

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