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Number of patients detained and discharged

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Dear Berkshire Healthcare 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 BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your Freedom of information request.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

However, the NHS is facing unprecedented challenges relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the current time. Understandably, our resources have been diverted to support our front-line colleagues who are working tremendously hard to provide care for our patients, and to those in need of our services.

We strive to be transparent and to work with an open culture. But at this time, whilst care of our patients and the safety of our staff takes precedent, it is likely that responses to some requests for information will be delayed. We apologise for this position in advance, and will endeavour to provide you with as much information as we can, as soon as we are able.

If you could withdraw your request and resubmit it at a later date please advise us by replying to this email. This would be appreciated at this time as we are in the middle of a pandemic.

The Information Commissioners Office has recognised the current situation in the NHS.

Kind regards

Tina Kellow
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Please note I do not work on Wednesday

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning

We have not received a response from you as to whether you would please consider withdrawing your FOI at this time and resubmitting it at a later date once the pandemic is under control. This would be appreciated as many of our staff have been redeployed to the frontline to assist colleagues with patient care.

We await your response.

Thank you

Tina Kellow (BA)
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Tina Kellow
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Please note I do not work on Wednesday

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Good morning

We still await your response as to whether you wish us to continue with this FOI or if you are willing to wait until after the pandemic. If we do not hear from you by 15/10/2020 we will close this FOI and you are welcome to resubmit it when the pandemic crisis has stabilised.

Kind regards

Tina Kellow (BA)
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Please note I do not work on Wednesday

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Dear FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust,

Please forgive my delayed response. I would like to resubmit my request.

If it is not possible to provide information on all points – please can you prioritise point 1 and 2?

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Walawalkar

FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Aaron

Thank you for your email, we have created a new FOI request number 274 in respect of this enquiry.

Further to your Freedom of information request.

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, the NHS is facing unprecedented challenges relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the current time. Understandably, our resources have been diverted to support our front-line colleagues who are working tremendously hard to provide care for our patients, and to those in need of our services. The Information Commissioners Office also recognises the current situation in the NHS.

We strive to be transparent and to work with an open culture. But at this time, whilst care of our patients and the safety of our staff takes precedent, it is likely that responses to some requests for information will be delayed. Therefore, we would ask you to consider withdrawing your request and submitting it at a future date so our services can concentrate on pandemic planning and recovery.

Please advise if you would be willing to withdraw this FOI request.

Kind regards
Liz

Liz Gibling
Executive Assistant
Corporate HQ Administration Team
2nd Floor, Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane, Bracknell RG12 1BQ

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

HI Aaron

Just to advise you that your FOI may be delayed due to the vast amount of data the service is having to do deal with - even prioritising the answering of Questions 1 & 2.

They will keep me updated as to when it may be finalised.

Kind regards
Tina

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find attached our response to your FOI request.

Kind Regards

Tina Kellow
Freedom of Information Officer/Executive Assistant
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI BHT - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Charlotte & Aaron

Please be advised that unfortunately your FOI will be delayed. It is being worked on but is not complete as yet.

The whole Trust has been under a lot of pressure due to COVID causing severe staff shortages and delays, with covering staff under severe pressure to continue to deliver the commissioned services for the Trust. The service who are completing your FOI currently have depleted staffing and they must prioritise the needs of the patients first.

The data you have requested requires investigation as it is not normally data captured in the format that it has been requested and there are several year periods that have asked for.

We apologise for the delay, and I will advise you as to the progress as soon as I know.

Kind regards

Tina

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