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[Collapse]Wales14,58058,44073,020
WalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board2,7509,59712,347
Powys Teaching Health BoardIn 2010 Powys Teaching LHB transferred mental health services to Aneurin Bevan LHB, Betsi Cadwaladr University LHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University LHB. For 2010-11 and 2011-12 data for Powys is shown under these LHBs. For 2012-13 onwards data is shown under Powys.These services were subsequently transferred back by Betsi Cadwaladr University LHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University LHB on the 31st November 2015.3731,6662,039
Hywel Dda University Health Board1,7055,1066,811
Swansea Bay University Health Board1791,0671,246
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of bridgend local authority moved form Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf UHB becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB becoming Swansea Bay UHB.2,13715,01217,149
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board2811,0781,359
Cwm Taf University Health BoardFrom 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of bridgend local authority moved form Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf UHB becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB becoming Swansea Bay UHB.1,3706,8808,250
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board1,30810,24411,552
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board2,6097,58410,193
Independent hospitals totalOne independent hospital in 2012-13 and two independent hospitals in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 did not provide a return. As a result, their data submitted for 2011-12 and 2016-17 was used as an estimate for 2012-13, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively.1,8682062,074

Metadata

Title

Admission of patients to Mental Health Facilities

Last update

October 2021 October 2021

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Admissions, changes in status and detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 data collection (KP90), Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

None

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English only

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

Summary information on the number of admissions to mental health facilities in Wales, both formally (detained under a section of the Mental Health Act 1983 or other legislation) and informally.

People who are compulsorily admitted to hospital are called ‘formal’ patients and people who are admitted to hospital when they are unwell without the use of compulsory powers are called ‘informal’ patients.


Data collection and calculation

Data are collected by the Welsh Government, by financial year, from individual local health boards and independent hospitals via the KP90 data collection form. A list of Independent hospitals that are registered to detain patients is provided to the Welsh Government each year from Healthcare Inspectorate Wales. This list can vary between years.
Information is presented on patients admitted to mental health facilities in Wales (including NHS and independent hospitals). Although informal admissions account for the majority of admissions to mental health facilities in Wales, in the interest of their own health or safety or for the protection of other people, a person may be formally admitted or detained in hospital under various sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation.

From 1st April 2010, Powys Teaching LHB transferred mental health services to Aneurin Bevan LHB, Betsi Cadwaladr University LHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University LHB. Since then, the data has been shown under these LHBs in the release. However, following discussions between Welsh Government and Powys LHB, the data from 2012-13 onwards is shown under Powys. As a result, the data from 2012-13 onwards for those LHBs will not be comparable with data for previous years. These services were subsequently transferred back by Betsi Cadwaladr University LHB and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University LHB on the 31st November 2015.




Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data is shown for each year from 2010-11 onwards.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

Data are not routinely revised. However, any revisions will be marked with an 'r'.

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the “Key Quality Information” section of related statistical publication: "Admissions of patients to mental health facilities in Wales"


Keywords

Mental Health, admissions, mental illness