We are pleased to present the report Activities of Irish Psychiatric Services for the year 2001. The
report presents data on all admissions to, and discharges from, psychiatric in-patient facilities in
Ireland in 2001. In addition, it presents data on the psychiatric in-patient census at the end of the
year, along with data on community psychiatric services. Rates reported are per 100,000
population aged 16 years and over.
Part I of the report deals with admissions to, and discharges (including deaths) from, psychiatric inpatient
facilities in Ireland. Cross-sectional data are presented nationally, regionally (by health board
area), locally (by individual hospital) and by hospital type. A range of classificatory variables is used
to present the data i.e. gender, age, marital status, socia-economic group, legal status, diagnosis
and length of stay. These data are obtained from the National Psychiatric In-Patient Reporting
System (NPIRS),.the only national psychiatric in'patient ...