Knife injury and knife crime in hospitals
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?
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act we will endeavour to respond to this request promptly within 20 working days and are now investigating the nature of the request, the quantity of information requested and whether we hold the information requested.
There are a number of exemptions which the Act permits with respect to disclosure of information. The information will be assessed for these exemptions prior to disclosure and we will advise you if we are unable to provide the information requested.
If there is a cost involved in collecting the information then we will suspend the period for response until such time as we receive your payment. We will advise you of any such costs.
Please send any further correspondence to [email address] .
Freedom of Information Officer
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Communications | Duckworth Lane Cottage, Bradford Royal Infirmary
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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