Luciana Berger – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Luciana Berger on 2015-11-30.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people were admitted to hospital due to mental health problems in 2014-15.

Alistair Burt

Information in the form requested is not collected centrally but there were 12,309 Finished Admission Episodes (FAEs) with a primary diagnosis of mental and behavioural disorder for patients aged 0-18 years in 2014-15.


An FAE is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of patients as a person may have more than one admission within the period.