Number of patients detained and discharged

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Dear Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to receive information relating to the number of patients detained and the number of patients discharged under various sections of the Mental Health Act from January 2018 to September 2020.

Please can you provide the following information:

1. The number of people detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act from 2018 to date. Please provide a monthly breakdown of these figures for the years 2018 and 2019, and a weekly breakdown for 2020.

2. The number of people discharged under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act from 2018 to date. Please provide a monthly breakdown of these figures for the years 2018 and 2019, and a weekly breakdown for 2020.

3. The number of people detained under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act from 2018 to date. Please provide a monthly breakdown of these figures for the years 2018 and 2019, and a weekly breakdown for 2020.

4. The number of people discharged under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act from 2018 to date. Please provide a monthly breakdown of these figures for the years 2018 and 2019, and a weekly breakdown for 2020.

5. The number of people detained under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act each week from 2018 to date. Please provide a monthly breakdown of these figures for the years 2018 and 2019, and a weekly breakdown for 2020.

6. The number of people discharged under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act each week from 2018 to date. Please provide a monthly breakdown of these figures for the years 2018 and 2019, and a weekly breakdown for 2020.

Please break down all the above information by age, gender and ethnic background.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Best regards,

Aaron Walawalkar and Charlotte Threipland

FOI.ENQUIRIES (DORSET HEALTHCARE UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

 
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Dorset Healthcare No Reply, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dorset Healthcare FOI

Your FOI3593 submission was successful
Dear Aaron Walawalkar,

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
The Trust is currently investigating your request and look forward to getting a
response back to you, if possible, within 20 working days as required by the
Act.

Yours faithfully
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

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Dorset Healthcare No Reply, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dorset Healthcare FOI

Your FOI3593 request's official response
Dear ,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
Please check the completed response attached to this email.

Yours faithfully
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

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Dear Dorset Healthcare No Reply,

Many thanks for your response to this FOI.

I acknowledge that our request exceeded the cost limit and so you have prioritised the data we requested for 2018 only, and collated this within the 18 hour time limit.

It would have been ideal to have the opportunity to suggest which information to prioritise within the time limit.

We are most keen to have the data for points 1 and 2 in our original request, from 2018 to date.

Please could you provide this information and, if necessary, treat this as a separate request?

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Walawalkar