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

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Dear Humber 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 (HUMBER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI (HUMBER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI 18 – 086

 

Dear Mr Overthrow

 

I am writing to confirm that the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has
now completed its search for the information which you requested on 28^th
March 2018. Sorry for the delay.

 

You asked for

 

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|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: |
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|1.    Total number of reported patient on staff assaults in in-patient |
|mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year |
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|Patient on staff inpatient physical assaults |
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|+----------------------------------------------------------------------+|
||2011/12 |2012/13 |2013/14 |2014/15 |2015/16 |2016/17 |2017/18 ||
||----------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------||
||128 |130 |174 |120 |133 |257 |239 ||
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|2. Total number of reported patient on patient assaults in in-patient |
|mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year |
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|2011 / 12 2012 / 13 2013 / 14 2014 / 15 2015 / 16 2016 / 17 2017 / 18|
| 93 117 106 123 126 154 151 |
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|3.    Number of reported arson attempts / deliberately started fires in |
|in-patient mental health facilities managed by your Trust each year |
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|+----------------------------------------------------------------------+|
||2011/12 |2012/13 |2013/14 |2014/15 |2015/16 |2016/17 |2017/18 ||
||----------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------||
||5 |5 |0 |3 |13 |17 |1 ||
|+----------------------------------------------------------------------+|
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|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 |
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| 2011/12  2012/13  2013/14  2014/15  2015/16  2016/17  2017/18 |
| 5 4 4 1 6 8 14 |
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|(Please note:-    We  searched for the following words in the |
|description weapon, knife, needle, razor, blade or gun). |
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|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. |
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|The Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust does not hold this information.|
|It may be possible to obtain this information from the NHS Resolution |
|(NHSR). The NHSR can be contacted at: |
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|NHS Resolution |
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|2nd Floor |
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|151 Buckingham Palace Road |
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|London |
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|SW1W 9SZ |
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|Please note:-  The significant rise in figures is due to training and |
|staff raised awareness to report incidents, along with the changes to |
|the format of the reporting system. |
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