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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

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Buckwell,

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This request was received by us on 13/03/2019 and
has been logged in our system with the reference number FOI/IG/5720.
Please ensure that you use this reference in any future correspondence
regarding this request.

The Trust has 20 working days from the date of receipt to respond to your
request, however we will endeavour to provide our response as soon as
possible. Should we require an extension to this deadline or any
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your request, please contact us using the details provided below. You may
also wish to explore the information which we have published on our
website under our FOI Publication Scheme:
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Yours sincerely,

The FOI Coordinator
The Information Governance Department
POOLE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Address: Longfleet Road, Poole, BH15 2JB, Dorset
Tel: 01202 442866
Email: [Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web: https://www.poole.nhs.uk/about-us/freedo...

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Dear Mr Buckwell,

In response to your request received by us on 13/03/2019, please see the
information attached. Any exemptions applied to this request are indicated
as appropriate/applicable.

We trust that this satisfactorily responds to your request however, if you
feel it necessary, you do have the right of appeal against the information
that we have provided. In the first instance, you should direct your
complaint to the Trust's Information Governance Manager using the contact
details provided below. If our internal complaints process does not
resolve your concerns, you may also then submit a complaint to the
Information Commissioner's Office either by post to Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF or by telephone on 08456 30 60 60 or
01625 545745. You can also find further information regarding your rights
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on the ICO website:
https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

Yours sincerely,

The FOI Coordinator
The Information Governance Department
POOLE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST

Address: Longfleet Road, Poole, BH15 2JB, Dorset
Tel: 01202 442866
Email: [Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust request email]
Web: https://www.poole.nhs.uk/about-us/freedo...

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