Jonathan Reynolds – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jonathan Reynolds on 2016-05-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients currently in Assessment and Treatment Units have been diagnosed with autism.

Alistair Burt

At the end of April 2016 for inpatients with a learning disability and/or autism, the average length of stay was 1,095 days. The total number of inpatients was 2,565. 415 were diagnosed with autism only and 555 patients had a learning disability and autism (Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics, April 2016).

The average weekly cost for inpatient care was £3,563 per week in September 2015 (Learning Disability Census: England 2015)

Both the Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics and the Learning Disability Census provide data on people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder receiving inpatient care commissioned in England.