Learning Disabilities/Autism and Mental Health Support

April Ryan made this Freedom of Information request to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I would be very grateful if you could submit the following pieces of information, please:

1 - From January 2015 - December 2018, how many individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism were hospitalised within Mersey Care?

2 - Can you break down the figures for Question 1 in terms of year [i.e. 1st January 2015 - 31st December 2015, etc]

3 - From January 2015 - December 2018, how many individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism were sectioned under the Mental Capacity Act within Mersey Care?

4 - Again, can you please break down the figures for Question 3 in terms of year [i.e. 1st January 2015 - 31st December 2015, etc]

5 - From January 2015 - December 2018, how many individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism received treatment for self harm injuries?

6 - Please break down the figures for Question 5 in terms of each year.

7 - Between January 2015 - December 2018, how many individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism received treatment as a result of a suicide attempt?

8 - Please break down the figures for Question 7 in terms of each year.

9 - What was the average waiting time for an individual with learning disabilities and/or autism to receive adequate mental health services between January 2015 - December 2018?

10 - Did any of these individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism have to be referred to private agencies to receive mental health treatment?

11 - How many, if any, of your clients with learning disabilities and/or autism have been referred to external charities?

12 - How many, if any, of your clients with learning disabilities and/or autism have been referred to self advocacy groups?

Yours faithfully,

April Ryan

Freedom Of Information,, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ryan

1 - From January 2015 - December 2018, how many individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism were hospitalised within Mersey Care?

You say "individuals" but an individual may be discharged three or four times in a 12 month period. Do you want this to be counted a one individual or the number of times that patient has been hospitalised?

Thanks

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Offices
V7, Kings Business Park
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 1PJ
Phone - 0151 473 2740
Email - [email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you so much for your response. I do appreciate it, and I understand why you need me to clarify this.

For the time being, can we treat the term 'individual' as one, rather than including the number of times an individual goes into hospital please?

Yours sincerely,

April Ryan

Freedom Of Information,, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ryan

Regarding Q.9 does this mean waiting time prior to admission into our care or afterwards?

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Offices
V7, Kings Business Park
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 1PJ
Phone - 0151 473 2740
Email - [email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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Freedom Of Information,, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ryan

I'm sorry another query.

Q.11 - do you mean external charities for the patients care only? We have charities that come into the trust as part of leisure activities.

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Offices
V7, Kings Business Park
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 1PJ
Phone - 0151 473 2740
Email - [email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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Freedom Of Information,, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ryan

Sorry another query.

3 - From January 2015 - December 2018, how many individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism were sectioned under the Mental Capacity Act within Mersey Care?

Do you mean patients detained under Mental Health Act rather than the Mental Capacity Act?

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Offices
V7, Kings Business Park
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 1PJ
Phone - 0151 473 2740
Email - [email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Question 3 - My apologies, I did mean the Mental Health Act as that does involve sectioning.

Question 9 - I would prefer the statistics for those after admission, but if you have both, that would be very helpful.

Question 11 - Yes, I am referring to external charities assisting with patient's care. Sorry, that wasn't very clear!

Thank you for responding so quickly and for assisting me with my enquiries!

Yours sincerely,

April Ryan

Freedom Of Information,, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Ms Ryan

Please accept my apologies for the delay in receiving a reply to the FoI request below which should have reached you by 3 April 2019.

Some of the information is not held electronically which has been a problem. The information that has been extracted is currently being checked.

As soon as I have the information I will reply to your email as quickly as possible. Again please accept my apologies. Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust endeavour to reply to requests within 20 days but unfortunately on this rare occasion this has not been possible.

Regards

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Offices
V7, Kings Business Park
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 1PJ
Phone - 0151 473 2740
Email - [email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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Freedom Of Information,, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Ms Ryan

Please find herewith attached a reply to your Freedom of Information request.

Please also find herewith attached a Satisfaction Survey with regards to the service provided by our trust in respect of your request which we would be grateful if you could please complete and return at your earliest convenience.

Many thanks and kind regards,

The FOI Team
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Offices
V7, Kings Business Park
Prescot, Merseyside
L34 1PJ
Phone - 0151 473 2740
Email - [email address]
www.merseycare.nhs.uk

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