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Number of patients detained and discharged

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Dear Lancashire & South Cumbria 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 Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your Freedom Of Information (FOI) request - have you looked
for the information on the Trust website, as the information may already
be there? 

 

As you will appreciate due to the CORONAVIRUS the Trust is facing numerous
challenges including pressure in maintain staffing levels and expertise. 
The Trust will endeavour to respond to FOI’s  will most likely be subject
to a delay for the foreseeable future whilst the Trust prioritises the
delivery of healthcare and focuses its resources on making sure that our
patients are receiving the treatment and care needed. 

 

The Trust appreciates your support during this on-going situation and
suggests that if your request is of a non urgent nature and it can be made
at a later date rather than now, this will assist with managing demand and
delays.  

 

 

General website ([1]https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/) and previously
answered FOI requests that we have published on the website can be found
here ([2]https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/foi).

 

Your FOI request will be acknowledged and if the request is applicable to
the Trust will be responded to within the legal 20 working day deadline.

 

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Aaron

Thank you for your follow up enquiry, which will be dealt with as per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will endeavour to send a response within twenty working days i.e. 22nd October 2020. For all future correspondence please quote the reference shown in the subject line above.

As you will appreciate due to the CORONAVIRUS the Trust is facing numerous challenges including pressure in maintaining staffing levels and expertise. The Trust will endeavour to respond to FOI’s within the legal timeframe but they will most likely be subject to a delay for the foreseeable future whilst the Trust prioritises the delivery of healthcare and focuses its resources on making sure that our patients are receiving the treatment and care needed.

The Trust appreciates your support during this on-going situation and suggests that if your request is of a non urgent nature and it can be made at a later date rather than now, it will assist with managing demand and delays. However, we will continue to process your request unless we hear otherwise from you.

Regards
 
Helen Palmer
Integrated Business Manager
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

T: 01772 695300
E: [email address]
P: Trust HQ | Sceptre Point | Sceptre Way | Walton Summit | Preston | PR5 6AW

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT), Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Aaron,

The Trust response can be found in the attached pdf document.

If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request, you may ask for an internal review by contacting the FOI Lead at [Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust request email] If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist
 
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01772 695300
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:   Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

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Dear Freedom Of Information Requests (LCFT),

Thank you very much for your timely response to my request.

I am emailing to request clarification on the data.

Have you provided the number of 'new detentions' starting within each month/week, or have you provided the total number of 'open detentions' counted within each monthly/weekly period?

I understand that, as detentions can span a number of months/weeks, providing open detentions in the period would be double-counting where detentions span across multiple months/weeks.

I ask as the data appears to show, for example, a very significant increase in the number of people detained each month in 2019 vs each month in 2020 (if you add up the relevant weeks). I suspect this is because the data is all ‘open detentions,’ rather than new detentions.

If so, I was interested in counting only new detentions starting within the month/ week. Apologies for any confusion. Please would it be possible to provide this data instead?

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Walawalkar

Freedom Of Information Requests (LSCFT),

Dear Aaron

Thank you for your enquiry, which will be dealt with as per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will endeavour to send a response within twenty working days i.e. 19th January 2021.
For all future correspondence please quote the reference shown in the subject line above.

As you will appreciate due to the CORONAVIRUS the Trust is facing numerous challenges including pressure in maintaining staffing levels and expertise. The Trust will endeavour to respond to FOI’s within the legal timeframe but they will most likely be subject to a delay for the foreseeable future whilst the Trust prioritises the delivery of healthcare and focuses its resources on making sure that our patients are receiving the treatment and care needed.

The Trust appreciates your support during this on-going situation and suggests that if your request is of a non urgent nature and it can be made at a later date rather than now, it will assist with managing demand and delays. However, we will continue to process your request unless we hear otherwise from you

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist
 
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01772 695300
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:   Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LSCFT),

Dear Aaron

Thank you for your enquiry, which will be dealt with as per the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will endeavour to send a response within twenty working days i.e. 19th January 2021.
For all future correspondence please quote the reference shown in the subject line above.

As you will appreciate due to the CORONAVIRUS the Trust is facing numerous challenges including pressure in maintaining staffing levels and expertise. The Trust will endeavour to respond to FOI’s within the legal timeframe but they will most likely be subject to a delay for the foreseeable future whilst the Trust prioritises the delivery of healthcare and focuses its resources on making sure that our patients are receiving the treatment and care needed.

The Trust appreciates your support during this on-going situation and suggests that if your request is of a non urgent nature and it can be made at a later date rather than now, it will assist with managing demand and delays. However, we will continue to process your request unless we hear otherwise from you

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist
 
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01772 695300
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:   Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

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Freedom Of Information Requests (LSCFT),

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Dear Aaron

The Trust response can be found in the attached document.
If you are unhappy with the way the Trust has handled your request, you may ask for an internal review by contacting the FOI Lead at [email address] If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow

Regards
 
Sue Stone
Information Governance Specialist
 
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01772 695300
e-mail:  [email address]
post address:   Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6AW

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