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Rise in numbers of involuntary psychiatric admissions

The Commission’s activity statistics for 2015 show that there was also an increase in the number of involuntary admissions last year in comparison to 2014.

In 2015, there were 1,755 cases of involuntary admissions, while in 2014 there were 1,655, which was an increase of 100 cases.

Additionally, more regrading of psychiatric patients from voluntary status to involuntary status took place in 2015 (608)
compared with the previous
year (507).

A total of 1,257 renewal orders of patients’ involuntary status took place last year, compared with 1,137 in 2014, while the number of forms revoking patients’ involuntary status before a mental health tribunal hearing went from 1,514 in 2014 to 1,654 in 2015.

A total of 169 cases were revoked at hearing in 2015, compared with 149 in 2014.

The figures show that over 100 more mental health tribunals took place in 2015 compared
with 2014.

There were 1,944 mental health tribunals during the year, compared with 1,823 in 2014, a difference of 121.

Four proposals to transfer patients to the Central Mental Hospital took place in 2015, compared with three in 2014.

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