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

MEHT FOI (RQ8) Mid Essex Hospital, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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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.

 

Age FEMALE MALE Total
0 3 3
1 3 2 5
2 2 9 11
3 2 7 9
4 3 5 8
5 1 4 5
6 4 2 6
7 1 3 4
8 4 7 11
9 1 3 4
10 1 6 7
11 1 8 9
12 4 7 11
13 2 11 13
14 6 17 23
15 6 22 28
16 7 21 28
17 6 40 46
Grand Total 54 177 231

 

 

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.

 

 

Reported Sub category Specialty Degree of Harm Age
MINOR (e.g. very
05/03/2013 PATIENT SELF HARM Respiratory small skin 27
tear/bruise)
ASSAULT - (CLINICAL) - MINOR (e.g. very
15/06/2014 PATIENT TO STAFF Vascular Services small skin 23
tear/bruise)
VERBAL ABUSE / Accident & NEAR
11/06/2014 AGGRESSION TO STAFF Emergency MISS/POTENTIAL 41
HARM
27/08/2015 DISTURBANCE Stroke NO INJURY 0
Main Outpatients
ASSAULT(DELIBERATE)-BY (including BMFD,
05/03/2015 PATIENT/VISITOR - TO StJ's, C&E) & NO INJURY 46
STAFF Satellites (up to
30/06/2016)
Accident & NEAR
25/04/2016 POLICE INFORMED Emergency MISS/POTENTIAL 25
HARM
ASSAULT - (CLINICAL) - NEAR
13/06/2016 PATIENT TO STAFF Vascular Services MISS/POTENTIAL 53
HARM
11/09/2018 ASSAULT - (CLINICAL) - Care of the NO INJURY 94
PATIENT TO STAFF Elderly
Accident & MINOR (e.g. very
22/12/2018 DISTURBANCE Emergency small skin 36
tear/bruise)
12/06/2018 DISTURBANCE General Medicine NO INJURY 48
VERBAL ABUSE / Accident & NEAR
07/02/2019 AGGRESSION TO STAFF Emergency MISS/POTENTIAL
HARM
07/02/2019 POLICE INFORMED Accident & NO INJURY 36
Emergency

 

 

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

 

See above.

 

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?

 

Site 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019-to date (18.04.19)
MEHT 9 9 16 32 22 15 7

 

 

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