Knife injury and knife crime in hospitals

Andy Buckwell made this Freedom of Information request to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust as part of a batch sent to 109 authorities

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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

Heywood, Martin, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Andy


Further to my acknowledgement I can advise we have the following
information.  Please see below in red:


Martin Heywood

Legal Services Manager


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Gayton Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 4ET

Email: [email address]

Tel: 01553 613521

Fax : 01553 613426

Web :


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