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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

Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Andy

 

Thank you for your email of 13^th March 2019 where you requested
information about knife injury and knife crime in hospitals from The Royal
Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).

 

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Freedom of Information, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ref No: FOI 1819634

 

Dear Andy

 

Thank you for your email of 13^th March 2019 where you requested
information about knife injury and knife crime in hospitals from The Royal
Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH).

 

The information you requested is below with answers provided in bold, blue
text:

 

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.

Three patients under the age of 18 have been treated within the Trust for
knife injuries since 2013. Due to the low number of incidents further
details are not provided because it would potentially enable the
identification of individuals. The Trust considers information requested
to be exempt from disclosure under the terms of Section 40 of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000. Section 40 of the Act provides an exemption from
the right to know where the information requested is personal data
protected by the Data Protection legislation.

Please note that as RBCH is not a trauma centre, the Trust would only see
“walk in” stabbings or patients for whom it was not safe to proceed to a
trauma unit.

 

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.

There have been no such incidents recorded within the Trust.

 

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

Three members of staff/visitors have required treatment after attacks
within the Trust.

 

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?

2013: 2

2014: 25

2015: 12

2016: 14

2017: 14

2018: 24

 

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Freedom of Information Team

 

Information Governance Department

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