Deaths in Psychiatric care 2019 to 2020 (FOI)
Deaths in Psychiatric care 2019 to 2020 (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 26 August 2022.
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As a follow on from FOI response Deaths in Psychiatric care - Deaths in psychiatric care (FOI) -
How many deaths occurred in Jersey psychiatric care in 2019 and 2020 to include all wards and the same breakdown please?
In 2019, 13 deaths were recorded of people on mental health wards.
In 2020, 13 deaths were recorded of people on mental health wards.
All deaths recorded were of residents of the long term care wards, Maple Ward and Oak Ward. Amongst people requiring admission to these wards, some would require lifelong care and were resident in these facilities until the time of their death.
The figures also include those ordinarily resident on these wards who passed away at Jersey General Hospital whilst being treated for acute physical illnesses.
The following mental health facilities were considered for the purposes of this query:
|Dementia Assessment Unit
|Older Adult (Functional) Assessment Unit
|Intermediate / continuing care
|Adult Acute (Functional) Assessment Unit
As the numbers are small, Health and Community Services are unable to provide a further breakdown of these figures by month, gender or cause of death, as it may lead to the identification of individuals and breach the confidentiality of their personal information. Therefore, Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied to protect the privacy of individuals.
Article 25 - Personal information
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