Number of patients detained and discharged

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Dear Solent NHS 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

Solent FOI, Solent NHS Trust

 Whilst we will make every effort to fully respond to your request for
information within the current statutory timescales, please be advised
that Solent NHS Trust is working as part of the National Health Service
response to the Coronavirus – COVID-19 and therefore will be prioritising
activities that support the care needs of Patients.  There is therefore
likely to be a delay in releasing the information to you because of this
and ask for your understanding at this time.

 

Information Governance Team

 

Team: 0300 123 3919

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information Governance Team, Solent NHS Trust

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Dear Aaron Walawalkar and Charlotte Threipland

 

 

Our Ref: FOI_121_20/21_IGT

 

Thank you for your enquiry dated 24^th September 2020 where you requested
information regarding number of patients detained and discharged.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

For frequently asked questions and previously released FOI’s please see
our website:
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Regards

 

  Information Governance Team

   

  Team: 0300 123 3919

   

Solent NHS Email :
Trust [2][email address]

Trust Email : [3][email address]
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Information Governance Team, Solent NHS Trust

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Dear Aaron Walawalkar and Charlotte Threipland

 

Thank you for your enquiry requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

Please find our response to your request attached.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by copyright.
You are free to use it for your own purposes, including for private study
and non-commercial research, and for any other purpose authorised by an
exception in current copyright law. Documents (except photographs) can be
also used in the UK without requiring permission for the purposes of news
reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to: Sadie Bell, Head of
Information Governance, Solent NHS Trust Headquarters, Highpoint Venue,
Bursledon Road, Southampton, SO19 8BR, or
[1][email address]

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Regards

 

  Information Governance Team

   

Solent NHS Trust Team: 0300 123 3919

Trust Headquarters  

Highpoint Venue E-mail: [2][email address]

Burseldon Rd Email: [3][email address]

Southampton  

Hampshire

SO19 8BR

 

 

 

 

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