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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

COLE, Sophie (SHREWSBURY AND TELFORD HOSPITAL NHS TRUST),

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Dear Mr Buckwell,

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

The Trust acknowledges your request and it is being processed as a new
request 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 if necessary and you
will be required to pay before I will proceed to deal with your
request.                                                                            

                                                                  

Please find attached a briefing which explains:

 

o your rights to request a review by the Trust or to complain to the
Information Commissioner’s Office if you are not satisfied with the
response from the Trust,
o an outline of the Trust’s policy on the Reuse of Public Sector
Information

 

If you have any queries regarding this email, please contact me and quote
the reference number above in any future correspondence.

 

 

Kind regards,

Sophie Cole

 

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Suite 2, Stretton House|

The Shrewsbury and Telford
Hospital NHS Trust | Royal
Shrewsbury Hospital | Mytton Oak
Road | Shrewsbury | Shropshire |
SY3 8XQ

 

Telephone 01743 261087

Email [2][email address]

FOI email [3][The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust request email]

 

 

 

 

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COLE, Sophie (SHREWSBURY AND TELFORD HOSPITAL NHS TRUST),

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Dear Mr Buckwell,

 

Thank you for your FOI request sent on 13^th March 2019. You asked:

 

 

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?

 

 

Under Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I can
confirm that The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust holds
information that falls within the definition in your request which is set
out below:

 

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.

We do not have a code specifically for ‘knife injuries’. The closest we
have is X99 assault by sharp objects which is detailed below. Please note
that <5 has been used where data is small, to avoid identifiable
information being released.

 

AGE 16 17 18
2013 (Apr-Dec)      
2014      
2015      
2016 <5    
2017   <5  
2018     <5
2019 (Jan-Mar)      
TOTAL <5 <5 <5

 

 

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.

Information regarding assaults on staff (if reported) is published in our
Security Annual Report,
[1]https://www.sath.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploa...
2019 will be published later this year and will be available on the Trust
Board Papers webpage,
[2]https://www.sath.nhs.uk/about-us/trust-i...

 

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

Please see answer to question 1.

 

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?

This information is not recorded centrally by our organisation. We
recommend that you redirect this request to the West Mercia Police,
[3]https://www.westmercia.police.uk/freedom... who may be able
to provide more accurate information.

 

 

Please also find attached a briefing which explains your rights to request
a review by the Trust or to complain to the Information Commissioner’s
Office if you are not satisfied with the response from the Trust, and an
outline of the Trust’s policy on the Reuse of Public Sector Information.

 

If you have any queries regarding this email, please contact the Freedom
of Information Officer via [4][The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust request email] and quote the reference
number above in any future correspondence. If you would like to give
feedback please visit [5]https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DXTP8QQ for our
short questionnaire.

 

Kind regards,

Sophie Cole

 

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Suite 5, Stretton House|

The Shrewsbury and Telford
Hospital NHS Trust | Royal
Shrewsbury Hospital | Mytton
Oak Road | Shrewsbury |
Shropshire | SY3 8XQ

 

Telephone 01743 261087

Email [7][email address]  

FOI email [8][email address

 

 

 

 

This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the
intended recipient please inform the sender that you have received the
message in error before deleting it. Please do not disclose, copy or
distribute information in this e-mail or take any action in relation to
its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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