Data on the number of patients admitted to mental health facilities both formally and informally, and patients subject to supervised community treatment for April 2016 to March 2017.
This is not the latest release in the series: Admission of patients to mental health facilities
- In 2016-17, there were 8,723 admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) to mental health facilities in Wales, a decrease of 574 (6%) from 2015-16.
- 97% of admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) in 2016-17 were to NHS facilities in Wales, with the remainder admitted to independent hospitals.
Formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation
- 1,776 admissions in 2016-17 were under the Mental Health Act 1983 (excluding place of safety detentions) and other legislation, an increase of 44 (3%) from 2015-16.
- 94% (1,663 of 1,776) of formal admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) were detained without the involvement of criminal courts (Part II); with 75% (1,246 out of 1,663) of these being admitted for assessment, with or without treatment (Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983).
- Section 2 showed the largest increase (in terms of numbers) between 2015-16 and 2016-17 rising from 1,211 to 1,246 (35% or 3%).
Supervised community treatment
- In 2016-17, there were 206 patients subject to supervised community treatment (SCT), including 17 for whom an independent hospital was responsible. Of this total, 117 were male and 89 were female.
- Of those patients subject to SCT, there were 128 recalls to hospital, 89 revocations and 132 discharges in 2016-17.
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