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Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th February 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 13559 and with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2018 to Question 181292 on Mental Illness: Children and Young People, for what reasons his Department was able to provide the data requested to Question 181292 but not to Question 13559.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Data is held by number of attendances rather than the number of patients. Attendances do not represent the number of patients, as a person may attend a National Health Service hospital on more than one occasion within the period.

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