Official Statistics

Admission of patients to mental health facilities: financial year ending March 2016

An annual report which includes information on admissions, formal admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation and supervised community treatment.



The Mental Health Act 1983 (which was amended in 2007) is the law in England and Wales that allows people with a mental disorder to be admitted to hospital, detained and treated without their consent – whether for their own health, safety, or for the protection of other people.