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

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Dear Essex Partnership University 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

Foi (ESSEX PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mike Overthrow,

 

Our Ref: EPUT.FOI.18.504

 

As of 1 April 2017, North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation
Trust (NEP) and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
(SEPT) merged to form one new organisation known as Essex Partnership
University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT).  EPUT’s new FOI address is
[1][email address]

 

The Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust Freedom of
Information Service received your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act on 10 April 2018.

 

You requested information, as outlined below.

 

The Act allows 20 working days for us to respond to your request so you
can expect a response by 09 May 2018.  We will of course make every effort
to respond sooner if possible. A fee may be charged to cover postage and
photocopying costs.

 

You should also be aware that the Act does allow, in certain cases, for
the 20 working day time period to be extended. We will notify you as soon
as possible if there is a need to extend the time limit for responding to
your request.

 

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applicants. If you have any questions now, or during the processing of
your request, please write or telephone me.

 

Many thanks

 

Kindest regards

 

Legal Services

Freedom of Information / Subject Access Requests 

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

The Lodge | Lodge Approach | Runwell | Wickford | Essex | SS11 7XX

E-mail: [2][email address] (Freedom of Information)

E-mail: [3][email address] (Subject Access Request)

 

 

 

 

 

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Foi (ESSEX PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mike Overthrow,

 

With regards to your recent request for information, made under the
Freedom of Information Act, please find attached a response from EPUT.

 

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considered at the discretion of the organisation.

 

If our decision is unchanged following a review and you remain
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to the Information Commissioner who can be contacted at: Information
Commissioners Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF.

 

Many thanks

Kindest regards

 

Legal Services

Freedom of Information / Subject Access Requests 

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

The Lodge | Lodge Approach | Runwell | Wickford | Essex | SS11 7XX

E-mail: [1][email address] (Freedom of Information)

E-mail: [2][email address] (Subject Access Request)

 

 

 

 

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