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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 (ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear  Mr Buckwell

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST Ref:  5777

Thank you for your request for information as detailed below (if I have
misunderstood any part of your request, please let me know as soon as
possible, otherwise I shall continue to retrieve the information as
outlined):

 

1)      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.

 

2)      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.

 

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

 

4)      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?

 

 

Your request was received on  13^th March 2019 and I am dealing with it
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before I will proceed to deal with your request.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless
the Royal Cornwall Hospital does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld. I will write to you in any event.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should
be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so
on, then please let me know.

Further information about your rights is also available from the
Information Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner's Office Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45

[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any
queries or concerns (please remember to quote the reference number in any
future correspondence).

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jemma Dunstan

Information Governance Team

 

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FOI (ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST), Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Mr Buckwell

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST Ref:  5777

Your request for information has now been considered and the response is
attached.

 

If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
me (please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications).

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to the Information Governance Manager, 2nd Floor
Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3LJ or
e-mail [2][Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust request email]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you
may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45

[3]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

Jemma Dunstan 

 

Please note with immediate effect, the RCHT Freedom of Information email
address has changed to [4][Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust request email]  I would be most grateful if
you could please update your records to ensure that any future
correspondence is dealt with promptly.

 

 

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