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

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Dear Norfolk and Suffolk 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. Preferably broken down by type of assault e.g. physical/verbal etc
2. Total number of reported patient on patient assaults in in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year. Preferably broken down by type of assault e.g. physical/verbal etc
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

dpa, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Requestor

 

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Please see below the information you have requested.

 

Please could you  
provide me with
details of the Please note data is provided from 1^st January 2012
following incidents at the formation of the Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation
that occurred in Trust to 31^st December 2017
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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
reported patient Physical 1287 1763 1522 2138 1575 1839
on staff assaults Threatening/attempted
in in-patient Physical 504 816 1150 1142 1107 1247
mental health Verbal 323 382 443 547 559 553
facilities
managed by your
Trust each year.
Preferably broken
down by type of
assault e.g.
physical/verbal
etc
 2. Total number of 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
reported patient Physical 783 787 640 1004 851 898
on patient Threatening/attempted
assaults in Physical 151 239 208 310 293 331
in-patient mental Verbal 69 107 91 131 133 131
health facilities
managed by your
Trust each year.
Preferably broken
down by type of
assault e.g.
physical/verbal
etc
 3. Number of 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
reported assaults Assaults
that included a with a
weapon (knife, weapon 14 12 17 46 61 61
razor blade,
needle etc) in
in-patient mental
health facilities
managed by your
Trust each year
 4. Total amount paid 2012/13 £25.8k
in compensation
by the Trust as a 2013/14 £30.9k
result of
reported assaults 2014/15 £10.4k
by patients at
in-patient mental 2015/16 £8.2k
health facilities
managed by your 2016/17 £20.1k
trust each year.
2017/18 £67.1l
 
 

Please note however that in these claims the Trust
is only liable for the first £10k of each claim and
that any claims settled over and above that is
covered by the Trust’s Liability to Third Party
Scheme (LTPS) as administered under NHS Resolution

 

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Compliance Team

Kestrel House

Hellesdon Hospital

Drayton High Road

Norwich

Norfolk

NR6 5BE

 

Tel: 01603 421687

Fax: 01603 421411

Email:  [3][Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust request email]

 

 

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