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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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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 1,597 resident patients on 31 March 2013.
- The number of patients had fallen by 589 since 31 March 2003 and by 46 since 31 March 2012.
- 788 patients (49%) had been resident for less than 3 months on 31 March 2013.
- 499 patients (31%) were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation on 31 March 2013 , the same number as on 31 March 2003 (23%).
- There were fewer female patients (732) than males (865) on 31 March 2013 and they tended to be older (57% 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 130 resident patients on 31 March 2013, 93 males and 37 females.
- This is 3 less than on 31 March 2012, and 104 less than on 31 March 2003.
- 35 patients (27% of the total) were detained under the Mental Heath Act 1983 and other legislation, an increase of 3 from 31 March 2012, and 11 higher than on 31 March 2003.
- 64 patients (49%) had been resident for 2 years or more at 31 March 2013.
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