Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_5303

Date Request Received: 19/09/2019 14:34:19

Date Request Replied To: 16/10/2019 09:41:03

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Request Summary: Patients with a dementia diagnosis detained under the Mental Health Act 1983

Request Category: Private Individuals

Question Number 1:
Please can you tell me over the last five financial years how many people with a dementia diagnosis have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 under section 2 or section 3 of the act. Please specify whether section 2 or section 3 was used.
Answer To Question 1:
Avon and Wiltshire Partnership provide MHA administration for the Trust so these figures would need to be obtained from them
Question Number 2:
Please specify where each person was detained e.g. hospital name
Answer To Question 2:
refer to Q1
Question Number 3:
Please can you also tell me how many people with a dementia diagnosis who were detained under the Mental Health Act have subsequently been turned down for after-care by a care home and if more than one care home has turned down after-care please can you state how many homes have done so.
Answer To Question 3:
In order to answer this question we would need the information from Q1 and Q2, which is not held by the Trust. A retrospective notes audit would then need to be carried out on each patient. It is therefore considered that, even if we were provided with the information for Q1 and Q2, this exercise would be in excess of the appropriate limit and exempt under Section 12(1) of the FOIA.
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