Number of patients detained and discharged

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Dear Gloucestershire Health and Care 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

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Freedom of Information,

Dear Mr Walawalkar,

Freedom of Information Request – Ref: FOI 206-2021

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. In order to respond to your request our information teams are seeking the below clarification:

Please note, we are unable to complete a weekly breakdown or include the exact age of the patients as this data is too granular and patients may be identified when comparing datasets. Would you still like the breakdowns per month?

Would you be able to provide clarification around the information you are expecting the response to include for this question?

Kind Regards,

Danielle Simons
Legal Services Officer (Legal Services)
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Address: Edward Jenner Court, Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, GL3 4AW
Telephone: 0300 421 8357  Email: [email address]   Website: www.ghc.nhs.uk

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Dear Danielle,

Please do provide the information broken down by month, rather than week.

Please also feel free to provide age brackets, rather than specific ages, in order to ensure patients cannot be identified.

Please let me know if you require further clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Walawalkar

Freedom of Information,

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Dear Mr Walawalkar,

Freedom of Information Request – Ref: FOI 206-2021

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Please accept our apologies in the delay, I thought a member of the team had replied to this weeks ago.

Please find our response attached.

Kind Regards,

Danielle Simons
Legal Services Officer (Legal Services)
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Address: Edward Jenner Court, Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, GL3 4AW
Telephone: 0300 421 8357  Email: [email address]   Website: www.ghc.nhs.uk

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