The information on the number of patients sectioned is not held centrally. Information on the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act, 1983, of patients, on admission and subsequent to admission in South West London and St. George's Mental Health National Health Service Trust is shown in the table. Information is collected on a NHS trust basis rather than by individual hospital units.
|Total detentions (on admission and subsequent to admission)||Detentions on admission||Detentions subsequent to admission|
1. Figures exclude previous legislation (fifth schedule) and other acts.
2. A patient may be detained more than once.
3. Detentions subsequent to admission include changes from Section 136 to Sections 2 and 3 and Informal to Sections 2 and 3, 5(2) and 5(4).
4. The table shows detentions for South West London and St. George's Mental Health NHS Trust from 1996–97 to 2003–04. Data is not available in a comparable format for earlier years.