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Mental Illness Hospitals

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the most recent figures for the number of (a) full-time consultant psychiatrists, (b) adult in-patients, (c) out-patient attendances and (d) day patient attendances in hospitals for the mentally ill.

The information requested is set out in the table.

Mental illness: Consultant staff and hospital attendance England 1986
Number
Consultants (WTE)1 in adult mental illness and psychotherapy (at 30 September):
Total1,128
Whole-time843
Maximum part-time2141
Other part-time144
In-patients, aged 16 and over (at 31 December)59,780
Total out-patient attendances1,720,895
Day patient attendances in main hospitals940,167
Day patient attendances in day hospitals2,770,869
1 Whole-time equivalents, rounded to nearest whole number.
2 These are usually treated as whole-time staff to reflect their substantially whole-time commitment.