Number of Eating Disorder patients under Section (Mental Health Act) 2013-2016
Dear Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust,
I trust you find my request well.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request the following information regarding your eating disorder inpatient services.
1. The number of eating disorder patients in inpatient treatment under a section order (Mental Health Act) in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
2. The number of VOLUNTARY eating disorder patients in inpatient treatment in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
3. The number of discharged eating disorder inpatients under a section order (Mental Health Act) in the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
4. The number of voluntary discharged eating disorder inpatients NOT under a section order in the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
I'd appreciate if this data could relate to the patient numbers as they stand at the end of each year (i.e number of patients in treatment in December 2013, 2014, e.t.c.).
I also request for the data to be separated year by year - i.e separate numbers displayed for each year.
Thanks very much for your help with my request.
Further to your FOI dated 29 January 2017, I can now provide you with the attached information
However we cannot answer questions 3 and 4 as usually patients would not be discharged under a section unless it was a community treatment order.
I hope you find this information useful.
If you wish to appeal any aspect of this response please do so in writing to
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
West Park Hospital
Edward Pease Way
Email – [email address]
In line with the Information Commissioner’s directive on the disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 your request will form part of our disclosure record. Therefore a version of our response which will protect your anonymity will be posted on the Trust’s website under the Publication Scheme.
With kind regards
Deputy Trust Secretary (Corporate Services)
Trust Secretary’s Department
Telephone: 01325 552188