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Psychiatric Hospitals: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradley Lord Bradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Manzoor on 29 January (HL12882), in what format the information requested, or similar information, is available.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

National data on the number of mental health inpatient beds for children and young people is available from 2013/14 onwards is shown in the following table.

Year

Number of mental health inpatient beds for children and young people

2013/14

1,343

2014/15

1,386

2015/16

1,442

2016/17

1,449

2017/18

1,465

As of 1 April 2018

1,503

Source: NHS England management information.

Data on mental health inpatient beds for children and young people is available by region from 2016/17 onwards, and is shown for the North West and East Midlands areas in the following table.

Year

Number of mental health inpatient beds for children and young people

North West1

East Midlands2

2016/17

210

131

2017/18

210

131

2018/19 (April)

210

131

2018/19 (December)

210

151

Source: NHS England management information

1 Includes Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire.

2 Includes Derbyshire.

Information for December 2018/19 has been included in order to reflect changes in the area covered by the East Midlands category.

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