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Patients: Suicide

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of patients who committed suicide unassisted in each NHS hospital in each of the last 10 years. (277194)

The information is not available centrally in the format requested. However, data held on in-patient suicides in England between 1997 and 2005 are in the following table:

In-patient suicides, England 1997 to 2005

Number

1997

214

1998

190

1999

188

2000

196

2001

179

2002

165

2003

183

2004

158

2005

151