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- Statistics & Research
Patients in mental health hospitals and units
An annual report which includes information on the total number of patients, gender and length of care.
Hospitals and units for people with a mental illness in Wales
- There were 1,486 resident patients;
- The number of patients had fallen by 666 since 31 March 2004 and by 111 since 31 March 2013;
- 766 patients (52%) had been resident for less than 3 months;
- 519 patients (35%) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, an increase of 20 from 2013 and 21 from 2004.
- There were fewer female patients (647) than males (839) and they tended to be older (59% of female patients were aged 65 or over compared with 38% of males).
Hospitals and units for people with a learning disability in Wales
- There were 120 resident patients, 81 males and 39 females.
- This was 10 less than 2013, and 79 less than 2004.
- 16 patients (13% of the total) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation, a decrease of 19 from 2013 and 3 from 2004.
- 55 patients (46%) had been resident for 2 years or more.
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