HC Deb 21 March 1989 vol 149 c582W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been moved into the community from psychiatric institutions in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

The table shows the number of discharges to the community from NHS mental illness hospitals and units in England after a duration of stay of one year or more for the last five years for which information is currently available.

Year Number of Discharges
1982 3,465
1983 3,563
1984 3,928
1985 3,441
1986 3,751

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