Case Number 4590
Request Date 28/01/2016
Completion Date 25/02/2016

 

Details of the Request

1, The number of NHS staff who have been injured as a result of caring for patient that is classed as large / obese / with a high BMI / barbaric patient over the following dates:

  1. 1 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011
  2. 1 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2012
  3. 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013
  4. Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
  5. Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015

For each staff member, I wish to know the following:

 

2, The nature of injury the staff member sustained (For example – broken back, sprained ankle,

3, How the injury was sustained (For example – patient fell on staff member while lifting etc)

4, How long (if any) the staff member needed off work

5, The weight of the patient if known

6, If a compensation claim was lodged

7, How much compensation was paid out to the staff member

 

Details of the Response

1, The number of NHS staff who have been injured as a result of caring for patient that is classed as large / obese / with a high BMI / barbaric patient over the following dates:

a. 1 Jan 2011 to 31 Dec 2011 None
b. 1 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2012 One
c 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013 One
d Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014 None
e Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015 Three

 

2, The nature of injury the staff member sustained (For example – broken back, sprained ankle,

2012: Burning pain left shoulder, neck, right wrist + thumb
2013: strain to back
2015: a) single side handler back pain
b) pulled muscles in neck
c) muscle strain

 

3, How the injury was sustained (For example – patient fell on staff member while lifting etc)

2012: Bending over patient whilst bandaging leg
2013: Removing hoist sling
2015: a) sliding patient from theatre table to trolley
b) moving patient in wheelchair
c) assisted patient onto ulrasount couch

 

4, How long (if any) the staff member needed off work

Not known

 

5, The weight of the patient if known

Not known

 

6, If a compensation claim was lodged

The Trust has not received any compensation claims to date in this respect.

 

7, How much compensation was paid out to the staff member

N/A