Case Number 6616
Request Date 13/03/2019
Completion Date 10/04/2019

 

Details of the Request

  1. Can you specify how many patients under the age of 18 have been treated for knife injuries in your Trust since 2013. Can you give a break down by age and sex.
  2. Over the same period can you tell me how many staff while at work in Trust hospitals have been threatened with a knife or similar sharp object, or attacked by people using knives or similar sharp object.
  3. How many staff or visitors (ie not patients) to Trust hospitals have required treatment following an attack in a hospital.
  4. How many times have police been called to hospitals in the trust area to deal with incidents involving violent behaviour of patients or hospital visitors in each year from 2013 to present

 

Details of the Response

1. Can you specify how many patients under the age of 18 have been treated for knife injuries in your Trust since 2013. Can you give a break down by age and sex.

Count Of Hospital Number Age Sex
2 0-6 F
1 7-12 F
4 7-12 M
3 13-18 F
8 13-18 M

 

2. Over the same period can you tell me how many staff while at work in Trust hospitals have been threatened with a knife or similar sharp object, or attacked by people using knives or similar sharp object.

None - we have had no such reports in the last two and a half years. Prior to this the Trust holds the requested information, but considers it is exempt under section 12 of the Act, as the cost of compliance is estimated to exceed the appropriate limit: we would have to search each record individually to see if there was a mention of knife or sharp implement.

 

3. How many staff or visitors (ie not patients) to Trust hospitals have required treatment following an attack in a hospital.

None. See above response.

 

4. How many times have police been called to hospitals in the trust area to deal with incidents involving violent behaviour of patients or hospital visitors in each year from 2013 to present?

The Trust does not hold this data.