Number of patients detained and discharged

Aaron Walawalkar made this Freedom of Information request to Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 55 authorities

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Dear Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber 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-RDASH (ROTHERHAM DONCASTER AND SOUTH HUMBER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your request for information.

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Yours faithfully
FOI Officer

Information Governance
Woodfield House
Tickhill Road Site
Doncaster
DN4 8QN

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FOI-RDASH (ROTHERHAM DONCASTER AND SOUTH HUMBER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Applicant,

Further to your Freedom of Information request, please find attached the Trust’s response.

Yours faithfully
FOI Officer

Information Governance
Woodfield House
Tickhill Road Site
Doncaster
DN4 8QN

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