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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

Portsmouth FOIRequests, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Acknowledgement of Request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000


Thank you for your request for information, made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act) which was received today by Portsmouth
Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust).


Under the terms of the Act the Trust will endeavour to respond to your
request within 20 working days. The clock commences on the next working
day following receipt of your request. The Trust will investigate the
nature of your information request;  if clarification is required to
assist the Trust to locate & compile the information you requested,  then
the clock will be suspended until such time as the Trust receives your


Please note that in accordance with section 12(4) of the Act where
multiple requests for information are received from one person or by
different persons who appear to be acting together, the estimated cost of
complying with any of the requests is to be taken to be the estimated
total cost of complying with all of them. Where applicable, we may deal
with multiple requests for information under a single reference.


There are also a number of exemptions which the Act permits with respect
to disclosure of information. The information will be assessed for these
exemptions prior to us releasing it to you. You will be advised if the
Trust is unable to provide the information requested due to exemption(s).


Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005


The supply of information under Freedom of Information is intended to be
for personal use only and does not automatically give the recipient the
right to commercially re-use it, for example, the right to publish it or
make it available to a wider audience [SI 2005 No: 1515 4(1)].  Therefore,
if this information is not for your personal use, you must apply in
writing to this Trust. A licence may be issued if the information is under
copyright and the issue of a licence may constitute a charge depending
upon the information released and proposed re-use.


Failure to comply with the Regulations may result in legal proceedings
being taken against you.


The Trust will only release staff personal information of those who are
grade Band 8 and above.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact this office.


Yours sincerely


Freedom of Information Team

Room 2.03

De La Court House

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road





Tel: 023 9228 6000

Ext. 3708

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Dear Mr Buckwell


Please find attached Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust's letter of completion
for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
the Team.


Yours sincerely,  


Freedom of Information Team 

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Room 2.03 Top Floor

De La Court House

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road

Cosham, Portsmouth

Hampshire PO3 6LY

02392 286000 Ext. 3708


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