Assaults on staff and patients in in-house mental health facilities

Mike Overthrow made this Freedom of Information request to East London NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear East London NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide me with details of the following incidents that occurred in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust on an annual basis, broken down by year from 2011 to 2018:
1. Total number of reported patient on staff assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
2. Total number of reported patient on patient assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
3. Number of reported arson attempts / deliberately started fires in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
4. Number of reported assaults that included a weapon (knife, razor blade, needle etc) in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
5. Total amount paid in compensation by the Trust as a result of reported assaults by patients at in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust each year.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Overthrow

Foi (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

Governance & Risk Department
The Green
1 Roger Dowley Court
Russia Lane
London
E2 9NJ
 
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Mike Overthrow
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Our Ref:  FOI DA2675
 
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Foi (EAST LONDON NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), East London NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Overthrow

Could you please clarify question 5; is this compensation to staff or patients?

Regards

Anita Crosby
FOI & Information Governance Officer
East London NHS Foundation Trust

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From: Mike Overthrow <[FOI #474003 email]>
Sent: 28 March 2018 12:06
To: FOI requests at East London NHS Foundation Trust
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Assaults on staff and patients in in-house mental health facilities

Dear East London NHS Foundation Trust,

Please could you provide me with details of the following incidents that occurred in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust on an annual basis, broken down by year from 2011 to 2018:
1. Total number of reported patient on staff assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
2. Total number of reported patient on patient assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
3. Number of reported arson attempts / deliberately started fires in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
4. Number of reported assaults that included a weapon (knife, razor blade, needle etc) in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year
5. Total amount paid in compensation by the Trust as a result of reported assaults by patients at in-patient mental health facilities managed by your trust each year.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Overthrow

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Dear Anita
If you could provide details of compensation paid to staff and patients, broken down into those two categories, that would be great.

Please let me know if you need any further information.
Yours sincerely,

Mike Overthrow