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Mental Patients

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 21 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Health the total number of patients who were certified in England and Wales during the months of January, February and March, 1948 and 1949, respectively.

The figures are as follow:

CERTIFIED PATIENTS
PrivateHealth ServiceTotal
1948—January791,3871,466
February751,2311,306
March731,3891,462
1949—January721,6291,701
February621,6971,759
March471,8561,903

asked the Minister of Health the number of voluntary patients admitted to mental hospitals in England and Wales during the months of January, February and March, 1948 and 1949, respectively.

The figures are as follow:

VOLUNTARY PATIENTS
PrivateHealth ServiceTotal
1948—January4731,9512,424
February4581,9042,362
March4842,2062,690
1949—January3313,0983,429
February2942,7613,055
March3113,1473,458