Mental Health Services

Health written question – answered on 19th March 2007.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many mental health patients who committed suicide in the last 10 years were first treated by the NHS on an adult mental health ward when they were under the age of 18 years;

(2) how many mental health patients who committed a homicide in the last 10 years were first treated by the NHS on an adult mental health ward when they were under the age of 18 years;

(3) how many times in the last 10 years an inquiry has been carried out into a suicide by a mental health patient where the patient was first treated on an adult mental health ward when they were under the age of 18;

(4) how many times in the last 10 years an inquiry has been carried out into a homicide by a mental health patient where the patient was first treated on an adult mental health ward when they were under the age of 18.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 19 February 2007

Information is not collected in the format requested.

The Confidential Inquiry into homicides and suicides has been asked by the Department (via the National Patient Safety Agency) to collect this information. This process will begin in April 2007.

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molijana
Posted on 20 Mar 2007 2:20 pm (Report this annotation)

spin spin spin you should start collected this sort of information in an open and transparent way no wonder you can always get the figures to look how you want
make a change collect the information because you care and want to know how bad a service you provide is so you can change the way it works

Alix Cull
Posted on 20 Mar 2007 5:30 pm (Report this annotation)

Why has ring fenced funding disappeared, and funding used for other purposes than mentl illness. It is essential that there are " places of safety" for people with severe and enduring mental illness. It was promised by Sir Nigel Crisp, yet little has been done to improve conditions, or sufficient care being available in the community. It is not all families that can cope or care, even should they so wish. Remeber it could happen to you as well as onyone else.

Gavin Ayling
Posted on 20 Mar 2007 6:59 pm (Report this annotation)

It is sad enough that spin is used when it comes to the Budget or road pricing but when it comes to mental health and life and death it is utterly vile on the part of our government.