HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 c188W
Ms Primarolo

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many mentally ill patients were treated(a) in the community and (b) as in-patients, for each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer 16 July 1993]: Information on the number of mentally ill patients treated in the community is not collected centrally. The available information about mentally ill patients treated in NHS hospitals in Scotland, excluding the State hospital, Carstairs, is as follows:

Residents as at 31 December1 Discharges during the year2
1988 13,512 29,811
1989 13,056 29,787
1990 12,851 30,670
1991 12,580 30,537
31992 12,566 28,943
1 The number of mentally-ill patients being treated in hospital on 31 December in each year.
2 The number of occasions on which a person was discharged from a hospital after receiving treatment for mental illness. An individual patient may have been discharged on more than one such occasion during the year.
3 Provisional.

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