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Patients in mental health hospitals and units

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  • Release date: 31 October 2018
  • Period covered: As at 31 March 2018
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.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 062 5080
E-mail: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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