§ Lord Mottistone
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many patients, and of them how many with schizophrenia, were discharged from mental illness hospitals in 1975, 1980, 1985 and 1987–88 indicating in each year: (a) numbers after first admission; and (b) numbers after a readmission with sub-headings, (i) in total; (ii) in less than one month; (iii) in less than three months; (iv) after six months or more but less than one year; (v) after one year or more but less than two years. (vi) after two years.
§ Baroness Hooper
The table shows the estimated number of discharges from the National Health Service hospitals (excluding the special hospitals) and units in the United Kingdom, and the number of those discharges with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. The 43WA figures include deaths and transfers to other hospitals, and do not relate to the number of patients, since the same individual may be readmitted and discharged more than once during a year. The figures for discharges are split between first admissions and readmissions to a psychiatric ward. Information is not collected centrally to enable a reply under the sub-headings specified.
Comparative figures for 1987–88 are not available.44WA
Discharges from menial illness hospitals and units in the United Kingdom All diagnoses Schizophrenia 1975 1st admissions 77,400 6,300 Readmissions 148,000 31,100 1980 1st admissions 70,300 4,600 Readmissions 157,900 27,900 1985 1st admissions 70,980 3,800 Readmissions 180,800 29,709