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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

Foi (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Sir/Madam 
  
Thank you for your request for information. 
  
We will endeavour to respond within a maximum of 20 working days.

If there is anything on which you need further clarification, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Dominic Bailey 
Information Governance Lead | Informatics 
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Foi (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Andy

Thank you for your enquiry.

It will be treated as two separate requests; one regarding patient information and one regarding staff information.

Yours sincerely

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Dominic Bailey
Information Governance Lead | Informatics
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

T: 01342 306623
E: [email address]
W: www.qvh.nhs.uk

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Foi (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Andy

 

Thank you for your enquiry. The following table shows all recorded
relevant episodes of care since January 2013.

 

Female Male
0-5 6-11 12-17 0-5 6-11 12-17
Contact with knife, sword or dagger
(accidental injury) 13 8 27 29 44 79
Intentional self harm by sharp object     5     4
Assault by sharp object     3 1   9
Total 13 8 35 30 44 92

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further
information or clarification.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your enquiry, you have the
right to appeal via our complaints department.

 

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome, you can write to:

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Dominic Bailey
Information Governance Lead | Informatics
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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T:  01342 306623

E:  [email address]
W: [1]www.qvh.nhs.uk

 

 

 

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Dear Foi (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thanks for your response. Unfortunately the table you sent is not at all clear. Could you resend as a pdf attachment or in another much clearer format.

It appears like this to me..

Female Male
0-5 6-11 12-17 0-5 6-11 12-17
Contact with knife, sword or dagger
(accidental injury) 13 8 27 29 44 79
Intentional self harm by sharp object 5 4
Assault by sharp object 3 1 9
Total 13 8 35 30 44 92

Yours sincerely,

Andy Buckwell

Foi (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Original in pdf

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Dominic Bailey
Information Governance Lead | Informatics
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

T: 01342 306623
E: [email address]
W: www.qvh.nhs.uk

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Dear Foi (QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST),

Thank you for resending your response. I am not able to download the format you have sent this in, despite installing AdobeReader.

I'd be grateful if you could resend in an easier to understand way.

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Andy Buckwell

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