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Admission of patients to mental health facilities

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  • Release date: 28 August 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
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 2013-14, there were 10,528 admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) to mental health facilities in Wales, up from 10,400 in 2012-13.
  • 97 per cent of the admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) in 2013-14 were to NHS facilities in Wales, with the remainder admitted to independent hospitals.

Formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation

  • 1,692 were admitted in 2013-14 under the Mental Health Act 1983 (excluding place of safety detentions) and other legislation compared with 1,453 in 2012-13.
  • 89 per cent of formal admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) were detained without the involvement of criminal courts (Part II) with 63 per cent of these being admitted for assessment, with or without treatment (Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983).

Supervised community treatment

  • In 2013-14, there were 231 patients made subject to supervised community treatment (SCT), including 15 for whom an independent hospital was responsible. Of this total, 145 were male and 86 were female.
  • Of those patients subject to SCT, there were 122 recalls to hospital, 74 revocations and 102 discharges in 2013-14.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5080
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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