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Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics, AT: November 2021, MHSDS: September 2021 Final

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

AT data tables - total length of stay

The Assuring Transformation (AT) data tables were updated due to an issue with historic length of stay data being incorrectly calculated in table 2.7 (now removed). This has been replaced with table 3.4 which contains the correct data. Figures for November 2021 were unaffected.

20 December 2021 10:30 AM

Summary findings from the AT dataset

Main findings

Data collected at the end of November 2021 shows that:

  • There were 2,085 learning disabilities and/or autism inpatients at the end of the month.

  • More patients were discharged (110) than admitted (65) to hospitals.

  • 90 (82%) of these were discharged back into the community

  • Many inpatients have been in hospital for a long time. Of those in hospital at the end of the month, 1,150 (55%) had a total length of stay of over 2 years. This includes 355 who have been in hospital for more than 10 years.

  • 965 (46%) inpatients are in a secure ward.

  • There were more males (1,445) than females (630) in hospital (69% were male).

  • The largest number of inpatients (620, 30%) were aged between 25-34, and the lowest number (40, 2%) were aged 65 and over.

  • 65 were admitted to hospital. Of these 45 were first admissions, 10 were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge, and 10 were transfers from other hospitals.

  • 520 inpatients (25%) last had a review of care over 6 months ago.

  • 25% of inpatients (365) in hospital travelled up to 10km for care or treatment, whilst approximately 36% of inpatients (515) in hospital travelled over 50km for care or treatment.

  • 920 inpatients (44%) have a date planned for them to leave hospital.


Inpatients

Overall counts

There were 2,085 learning disabilities and/or autism inpatients at the end of the month. Of these, 2,020 have been receiving care from the start of the month.

Of the NHS England commissioning regions, Midlands accounts for the highest proportion of learning disabilities inpatients (21% of the total), whilst East Of England has the lowest (9% of the total).

Notes on chart
  1. Region is based on originating Clinical Commissioning Group.
  2. Percentage calculations exclude patients who could not be allocated to a region based on the information recorded.

Inpatient age and gender

10% (200) of inpatients are under 18 and 2% (40) are 65 and over. The largest number of inpatients are in the 25-34 group (30%, 620).

Overall there were more males (1,445) than females (630) in hospital (69% were male).


Total length of stay

An inpatient’s total length of stay is the time since the date of their first admission to any hospital as part of this continuous period of inpatient care.

Of those in hospital at the end of the month, 1,150 (55%) have had a total length of stay over 2 years. This includes 355 who have been in hospital for more than 10 years.


Ward security level

1,120 (54%) inpatients are in a non-secure ward, and 965 (46%) are in a secure ward. 65 (3%) inpatients were in a high secure ward setting.

Non-secure wards include inpatients in general wards and psychiatric intensive care units (PICU). Secure wards include patients with low, medium and high secure ward settings.


Time since most recent review of care plan

905 (43%) inpatients had a review of care within the last 12 weeks. 520 (25%) last had a review of care over 6 months (26 weeks) ago.


Admissions

Counts of admissions include people who were admitted in the month and who were admitted and discharged in the month. For further details see the Glossary and Definitions in the AT Appendices. 

 

Admissions by status on admission

65 were admitted to hospital during October 2021. Of these 45 were first admissions in a year, 10 were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge, and 10 were transfers from other hospitals.

Notes on chart
  1. A readmission is where the inpatient's last date of discharge was within the last year. If the last date of discharge matches the current admission date the episode is classed as a transfer.
  2. Latest month figures tend to be lower as not all information has been recorded by the month end. Previous months have been retrospectively updated.

Source of admission

Patients were most commonly admitted from their usual place of residence (48%),  followed by from other locations (32%).

Notes on chart

'Other locations' are defined as temporary residence, penal establishment, foster care or residential care, and other hospital (secure forensic ward).


Discharges / transfers

Counts of discharges include people who were discharged in the month and who were admitted and discharged in the month.  Discharges includes where patients were transferred to other hospitals.

For further details see the Glossary and Definitions in the AT Appendices. 

 

Discharge destination

110 inpatients were discharged from a hospital during November 2021. Of these 90 (82%) were discharged back to the community. 15 (14%) were transferred to another hospital setting.

Notes on chart
  1. Values below 5 are shown as zero in line with the suppression rules for the dataset.

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