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Patients in mental health hospitals and units

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  • Release date: 28 August 2014
  • Period covered: 31 March 2014
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 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.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5080
E-mail: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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