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Publication, Part of

Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics (AT: September 2020, MHSDS: July 2020 Final)

Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Country
Date Range:
01 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2020

Main findings from the AT and MHSDS datasets

Assuring Transformation dataset

Data collected at the end of September 2020 show that:

  • 2,060 inpatients were in hospital at the end of the reporting period.
  • More inpatients were discharged (155) than admitted (90) to hospitals. Out of the 155 inpatients who were discharged/transferred from hospital in September 2020, 110 (71%) were discharged back into the community.
  • Many inpatients have been in hospital for a long time. Of those in hospital at the end of September 2020, 1,235 (60%) had a total length of stay of over 2 years.
  • At the end of September 2020, around half of inpatients (1,080, 52%) were in a non-secure ward. There were 980 (48%) inpatients in a secure ward.
  • The largest proportion of inpatients (30%) were aged between 25-34 (615) and the lowest proportion (2%) were aged 65 and over (40).
  • In line with previous months trends, there were more males (1,465) than females (595) in hospital this month (71% were male).
  • There were 90 admissions to hospital; of these 40 were first admissions, 20  were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge and 30 were transfers from other hospitals.
  • Over a third of inpatients (38%) last had a review of their care over 6 months ago (780 people).
  • Under half of inpatients (49%) have a date planned for them to leave hospital (1,015).

Mental Health Services Data Set

Data collected for LDA inpatients at the end of July 2020 show that:

  • There were 3,280 people with learning disabilities and/ or autistic spectrum disorders (LDA) in hospital.  
  • There were 1,090 admissions and 1,165 discharges. 81% of these were discharged back into the community. 
  • There were 224,090 referrals for people with LDA. 

Of these inpatients:

  • 1,280 (39%) had been in hospital for over 2 years.
  • There are 500 inpatients with a planned discharge date (15%).
  • 110 (3%) had a delayed discharge.
  • The largest proportion (31%) were aged between 25-34 (1,015).
  • The lowest proportion (5%) were aged 65 and over (150).
  • 71% were male (2,325) and 29% were female (950).

Findings based on ward stays data:

  • There were 3,255 ward stays reported for the end of the period.
  • The largest group of inpatients were in a learning disabilities ward (1,405, 43%), followed by an adult mental health ward (1,385, 43%).
  • 1,980 (61%) were in a non-secure setting. 1,185 (36%) were in a secure setting.
  • 505 (15%) travelled over 50km from home to get to the hospital for care or treatment.
  • 510 patients were restrained at least once.
Last edited: 13 October 2020 4:47 pm