Number of patients detained and discharged

Aaron Walawalkar made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 55 authorities

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Dear Greater Manchester Mental Health 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

Freedom of Information, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust



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Freedom of Information, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Aaron,

Thank you for your recent request for information regarding service users detained and discharged under sections of the Mental Health Act.

We require clarification on the following points please in order to respond in full...

1) Do you just want legal status details at point of admission? Sometimes during the inpatient spell a client will change legal statuses e.g. admitted initially under a Section 2 but later during the inpatient spell change to a section 3
2) Do you just want legal statuses applicable at point of discharge or details of any legal statuses ended during the period quoted? e.g. as mentioned above the client may have been initially detained under a sect 2 but when discharged they were on a Section 3

Many thanks
FOI Team
GMMH

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Dear FOI team,

Many thanks for your email.

I can confirm that (1) we would like their legal status just at the point of admission; and (2) we would just like the legal status applicable at the point of discharge.

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Walawalkar