Number of patients detained and discharged

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Dear Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys 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

MEMBERSHIP, Ft (TEES, ESK AND WEAR VALLEYS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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Foi (TEES, ESK AND WEAR VALLEYS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Aaron

Further to your Freedom of Information request below, would you kindly clarify the points below.

When they refer to detained under, does this mean:

•Any service user detained on admission
•Any service user detained within the period i.e. admitted informally and subsequently detained within the admission
•Any service user detained at any point that month

Due to the risk of the information being identifiable due to numbers less than 5 we would be unable to provide a weekly breakdown or by ethnicity, we can do age if we are provided with age-bands, we can state gender, and display monthly and annually.

Kind regards

Wendy Johnson
Secretary to Phil Bellas, Trust Secretary

Trust Secretary Department
West Park Hospital
Edward Pease Way
Darlington
DL2 2TS
Tel: 01325 552312
Email: [email address]

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Dear Foi (TEES, ESK AND WEAR VALLEYS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Many thanks for your reply.

I am referring to option 3 – any service user detained at any point that month.

I understand that the data may need to say "<5" in instances where the numbers are so small so that people may be identified.

Please can you proceed in providing the data on this basis?

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Walawalkar

JOHNSON, Wendy (TEES, ESK AND WEAR VALLEYS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Aaron

In response to your Freedom of information request dated 24th September 2020, please find attached the information requested.

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Mr Phil Bellas
Trust Secretary
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust West Park Hospital Edward Pease Way Darlington
DL2 2TS
Email – [email address]

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Kind regards

Wendy Johnson
Secretary to Phil Bellas, Trust Secretary

Trust Secretary Department
West Park Hospital
Edward Pease Way
Darlington
DL2 2TS
Tel: 01325 552312
Email: [email address]

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