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?
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Freedom of Information 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.
How many staff or visitors (i.e. 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?
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