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Admission of patients to mental health facilities

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  • Release date: 30 October 2013
  • Period covered: 2012-13
  • Next update: 28 August 2014
An annual report which includes information on admissions, formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation and supervised community treatment.

Key points

Admissions

  • In 2012-13, there were 10,523 admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) to mental health facilities in Wales, down from 10,773 in 2011-12.
  • 98 per cent of the admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) in 2012-13 were to NHS facilities in Wales, with the remainder admitted to independent hospitals.

Formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation

  • 1,453 were admitted in 2012-13 under the Mental Health Act 1983 (excluding place of safety detentions) and other legislation compared with 1,428 in 2011-12.
  • 92 per cent of formal admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) were detained without the involvement of criminal courts (Part II) with 70 per cent of these being admitted for assessment, with or without treatment (Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983).

Supervised community treatment

  • In 2012-13, there were 222 patients made subject to supervised community treatment (SCT), including 15 for whom an independent hospital was responsible. Of this total, 147 were male and 75 were female.
  • Of those patients subject to SCT, there were 111 recalls to hospital, 69 revocations and 131 discharges in 2012-13

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5016
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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