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Knife injury and knife crime in hospitals

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Dear NHS Hospital Trust,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following information:

Can you specify how many patients under the age of 18 have been treated for knife injuries in your Trust since 2013. Can you give a break down by age and sex.

Over the same period can you tell me how many staff while at work in Trust hospitals have been threatened with a knife or similar sharp object, or attacked by people using knives or similar sharp object.

How many staff or visitors (ie not patients) to Trust hospitals have required treatment following an attack in a hospital.

How many times have police been called to hospitals in the trust area to deal with incidents involving violent behaviour of patients or hospital visitors in each year from 2013 to present?

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

FOI, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Freedom of Information Request Acknowledgement

Thank you for your request which was received by us on 14th March 2019

Under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 we are required to provide a response within 20 working days. You should expect to receive a response by 10th April 2019
We will advise you if we do not hold the information requested or if an exemption applies.

Your request has been given the reference number FOI 19-10912 .

FOI Team

T: 01284 712941 | Ext: 2941

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Hardwick Lane|Bury St Edmunds|SUFFOLK|IP33 2QZ

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FOI, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Andy Buckwell

 

I am writing to confirm that the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has now
completed its search for the information which you requested on 14^th
March 2019

 

Please find our response to your request

 

Can you specify how many patients under the age of 18 have been treated
for knife injuries in your Trust since 2013. Can you give a break down by
age and sex.

 

Over the same period can you tell me how many staff while at work in Trust
hospitals have been threatened with a knife or similar sharp object, or
attacked by people using knives or similar sharp object. 1

 

How many staff or visitors (ie not patients) to Trust hospitals have
required treatment following an attack in a hospital.

 

How many times have police been called to hospitals in the trust area to
deal with incidents involving violent behaviour of patients or hospital
visitors in each year from 2013 to present?

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication,
would require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

 

Chief Executive

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Hardwick Lane

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk IP33 2QZ

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may request
the Information Commissioner’s Office to carry out a review.

 

Kind regards

 

FOI Team

 

T: 01284 713043 | Ext: 3043

 

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Hardwick Lane|Bury St Edmunds|SUFFOLK|IP33 2QZ

 

 

 

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