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

Mike Overthrow made this Freedom of Information request to Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear 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, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

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Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:   [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:     www.ntw.nhs.uk

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Sent: 10 April 2018 09:45:16
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Assaults on staff and patients in in-house mental health facilities Auto forwarded by a Rule

Dear Northumberland, Tyne and Wear 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

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Dear Mr Overthrow

Please find attached Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust's response to your below Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards

Information Governance and Medico Legal Team
Informatics Department
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

St Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 3XT
 
Email:   [Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web:     www.ntw.nhs.uk

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