Statistics on children admitted to adult mental health wards released March 11th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments Statistics on children admitted to adult mental health wards released Figures are released today on the number of under-18s recorded as being inpatients on adult mental health wards. The information is published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) in a special feature accompanying the monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) report. The report details the recorded number of under-18s who were inpatients on adult mental health wards in the year2, number of admissions during the year for people aged under 18 and the number of days spent by under-18s on such wards during the year. The report also compares the MHMDS statistics with the number of notifications made by hospitals to the Care Quality Commissions of instances where under-18s spend 48 hours or more on an adult mental health ward. The report provides statistics covering 2008/9 to 2012/13 and provisional statistics for the first eight months of 2013/14. Readers should be aware that variations over time are likely to be largely attributable to adjustments in the way that mental health wards collect and return statistics. There was a significant change in the way data was reported and processed in 2011/12 which means that statistics from 2011/12, 2012/13 and provisional statistics for the first eight months of 2013/14 are not comparable with previous years3. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!