Long Stay Patients: Learning Disability

Department of Health written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people with learning disabilities residing in long-stay hospitals in each year since 2013.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The number of patients in an inpatient setting with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and/or behaviour that challenges on 30 September 2013 was 3,250, on 30 September 2014 was 3,230 and on September 2015 was 3,000 (Learning Disability Census: England 2013/14/15).

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