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

Mike Overthrow made this Freedom of Information request to Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Greater Manchester Mental Health 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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