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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

Freedom of Information, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

 

 

REF:         2019-202  

Subject:     Knife injury and knife crime in hospitals  

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email dated 13^th March 2019 where you requested
information about Knife injury and knife crime in hospitals.

The information you requested is enclosed.  

Can you specify how many patients
under the age of 18 have been treated Unfortunately we do not record this
for knife injuries in your Trust since information in sufficient detail to
2013. Can you give a break down by age answer your request.
and sex?
Over the same period can you tell me Total Number: 11
how many staff while at work in Trust
hospitals have been threatened with a Year                      
knife or similar sharp object, or
attacked by people using knives or 2013: 2             
similar sharp object?
2015: 1             

2017: 4             

2018: 4             
How many staff or visitors (i.e. not
patients) to Trust hospitals have Injuries: 3
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 Police Involvement: 5
violent behaviour of patients or
hospital visitors in each year from
2013 to present?

 

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you should write to The Chief Executive, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, The
Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton. BL4 0JR.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner. Generally the Information
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at The Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9
5AF.

 

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Design and Patents Act 1998. You are free to use it for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication
requires the permission of the Trust. You must ensure you gain the Trust
permission before reproducing any third party information.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance Department

Informatics

Informatics Building

Opposite N Block

Royal Bolton Hospital

' 01204 390390 Ext 3982

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