HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 cc500-1W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many suicides were reported of patients receiving(a) in-patient and (b) out-patient psychiatric care in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Mr. Ancram

[holding answer 4 November 1993]: The number of psychiatric hospital in-patients who have committed suicide while in hospital are given. Information on people receiving out-patient psychiatric care who have committed suicide is not available centrally.

Year of registration of death1 Number2
1988 3
1989 1
1990 1
1991 0
1992 1
1 This may not be the year in which death occurred.
2 These figures do not include people who absented themselves from hospital before committing suicide.