Data on the number of patients admitted to mental health facilities both formally and informally, and patients subject to supervised community treatment for April 2018 to March 2019.
This is not the latest release in the series: Admission of patients to mental health facilities
In 2018-19, there were 8,315 admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) to mental health facilities in Wales.
97% of admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) in 2018-19 were to NHS facilities in Wales, with the remainder admitted to independent hospitals.
Formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation
In 2018-19, 1,916 of the total admissions were under the Mental Health Act 1983 (excluding place of safety detentions) and other legislation. This was an increase of 25 (1%) from 2017-18.
94% (1,795 of 1,916) of formal admissions (excluding place of safety detentions) were detained without the involvement of criminal courts (Part II). 79% (1,417 out of 1,795) 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 2017-18 and 2018-19 rising from 1,378 to 1,417 (39 or 3%).
Supervised community treatment
In 2018-19, there were 152 patients subject to supervised community treatment (SCT), including 8 for whom an independent hospital was responsible. Of this total, 103 were male and 49 were female.
Of those patients subject to SCT, there were 66 recalls to hospital, 44 revocations and 105 discharges in 2018-19.
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