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Senile Dementia

Volume 129: debated on Friday 18 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people with irreversible senile dementia are being cared for in mental hospitals in each health authority area in England.

I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member the information he seeks in the form requested. Statistics on resident in-patients by diagnosis are not collected centrally. The table gives the most recent information on admissions, and some people may have been readmitted during the year.

Admissions with main diagnosis of senile and presenile organic psychotic conditions to NHS mental illness hospitals and units, England 1986
Region-districtNumber of admissions
Northern RHA1,358
Hartlepool108
North Tees169
South Tees40
East Cumbria122
South Cumbria34
West Cumbria89
Darlington43
Durham87
North West Durham45
South West Durham151
Northumberland146
Gateshead111
Newcastle29
North Tyneside0
South Tyneside64
Sunderland120
Yorkshire RHA1,949
Hull0
East Yorkshire213
Grimsby58
Scunthorpe1
Northallerton0
York342
Scarborough118

Region-district

Number of admissions

Harrogate33
Bradford43
Airedale229
Calderdale123
Huddersfield171
Dewsbury0
Leeds Western161
Leeds Eastern75
Wakefield220
Pontefract162
Trent RHA2,094
North Derbyshire325
Southern Derbyshire230
Leicestershire302
North Lincolnshire163
South Lincolnshire98
Bassetlaw65
Central Nottinghamshire261
Nottingham67
Barnsley106
Doncaster64
Rotherham126
Sheffield287
East Anglian RHA1,261
Cambridge425
Peterborough89
West Suffolk138
East Suffolk157
Norwich128
Great Yarmouth and Waveney248
West Norfolk and Wisbech1
Huntingdon75
North West Thames RHA1,127
North Bedfordshire7
South Bedfordshire326
North Hertfordshire136
East Hertfordshire45
North West Hertfordshire82
South West Hertfordshire112
Barnet117
Harrow7
Hillingdon3
Hounslow and Spelthorne56
Ealing37
Brent84
Paddington and North Kensington36
Riverside79
North East Thames RHA1,303
Basildon and Thurrock86
Mid Essex14
North East Essex251
West Essex44
Southend151
Barking, Havering and Brentwood120
Hampstead120
Bloomsbury11
Islington0
City and Hackney70
Newham0
Tower Hamlets40
Enfield80
Haringey16
Redbridge195
Waltham Forest105
South East Thames RHA945

Region-district

Number of admissions

Brighton68
Eastbourne211
Hastings1
South East Kent31
Canterbury and Thanet128
Dartford and Gravesham42
Maidstone133
Medway9
Tunbridge Wells19
Bexley49
Greenwich5
Bromley83
West Lambeth103
Camberwell2
Lewisham and North Southwark61
South West Thames RHA1,240
North West Surrey157
West Surrey and North East Hampshire97
South West Surrey84
Mid Surrey47
East Surrey42
Chichester164
Mid Downs179
Worthing District19
Croydon40
Kingston and Esher183
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton0
Wandsworth152
Merton and Sutton76
Wessex RHA1,736
East Dorset91
West Dorset144
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire325
Southampton and South West Hampshire294
Winchester0
Basingstoke and North Hampshire166
Salisbury225
Swindon47
Bath District401
Isle of Wight43
Oxford RHA1,799
East Berkshire176
West Berkshire161
Aylesbury Vale313
Wycombe143
Milton Keynes57
Kettering289
Northampton199
Oxfordshire461
South Western RHA1,481
Bristol and Weston16
Frenchay31
Southmead25
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly243
Exeter195
North Devon17
Plymouth253
Torbay88
Cheltenham and District0
Gloucester369
Somerset244
West Midlands RHA1,414
Bromsgrove and Redditch106
Herefordshire40
Kidderminster and District80

Region-district

Number of admissions

Worcester and District36
Shropshire84
Mid Staffordshire17
North Staffordshire209
South East Staffordshire213
Rugby0
North Warwickshire0
South Warwickshire187
Central Birmingham12
East Birmingham0
North Birmingham53
South Birmingham49
West Birmingham20
Coventry35
Dudley59
Sandwell0
Solihull61
Walsall35
Wolverhampton118
Mersey RHA1,389
Chester79
Crewe194
Halton6
Macclesfield180
Warrington284
Liverpool282
St. Helens and Knowsley167
Southport and Formby103
South Sefton39
Wirral55
North Western RHA1,740
Lancaster97
Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde126
Preston201
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley148
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale60
West Lancashire30
Chorley and South Ribble79
Bolton80
Bury34
North Manchester143
Central Manchester58
South Manchester80
Oldham9
Rochdale9
Salford219
Stockport110
Tameside and Glossop65
Trafford35
Wigan157
Special Health Authority22
(Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospital)
England Total20,858