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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18647: Gil Paterson (Clydebank and Milngavie)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many adults have presented to the NHS with mental health issues in each year since 1999.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 31 October 2018

NHS National Services Scotland: Information Services Division (ISD) holds data on patients admitted to hospital. The following table presents the number of adult patients (people aged 18 years old and over) with a main diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorders discharged from hospitals in Scotland for the financial years 1999-00 to 2015-6, broken down by year and specialty.

Number of adult patients (aged 18 years and over) with a main diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorders discharged from hospitals in Scotland - financial year and specialty type, 1999-00-2015-16.

 

Psychiatric specialties

Non-psychiatric specialties 1

Psychiatric and non-psychiatric specialties 1

Total

1999-00

18,446

6,110

992

25,548

2000-01

17,841

5,904

908

24,653

2001-02

17,432

6,022

877

24,331

2002-03

17,398

6,129

856

24,383

2003-04

16,894

6,246

894

24,034

2004-05

16,319

5,976

859

23,154

2005-06

15,776

5,849

783

22,408

2006-07

14,540

6,494

925

21,959

2007-08

14,126

7,074

880

22,080

2008-09

14,420

7,081

1,004

22,505

2009-10

13,595

7,014

871

21,480

2010-11

12,828

7,379

942

21,149

2011-12

12,799

7,855

957

21,611

2012-13

12,531

7,798

917

21,246

2013-14

12,191

8,225

969

21,385

2014-15

11,858

8,501

924

21,283

2015-16

11,906

9,114

987

22,007

Total

250,900

118,771

15,545

385,216

Also, in 2012-13 there were around 800,000 (estimated) contacts with GP and Practice Nurses for psychological signs and symptoms.