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Patients in mental health hospitals and units

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  • Release date: 30 October 2013
  • Period covered: 31 March 2013
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 1,597 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.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5086
E-mail: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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