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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 - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Our Reference: GB/FOI/40596

 

14 March 2019

 

Andy Buckwell

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Dear Mr Buckwell,

 

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information, as received via email by
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust on 13 March 2019.  Within UHL
NHS Trust, Freedom of Information Act requests are managed centrally by
the Corporate and Committee Services Team, and I confirm that your request
is now being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The Trust will endeavour to provide a response within the required 20
working-day deadline.  I will, of course, keep you informed should this
not prove possible for any reason. If we require any clarification on your
request, we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

All requesters are advised that the Trust may make a charge for providing
the information to them, to cover the cost of photocopying, postage and
packaging etc – I confirm that where these costs are below £5.00 in total,
no charge will be made.  All requesters are also advised that there may
also be a charge payable to cover costs of locating the information they
have requested, as laid down in the Freedom of Information Act Regulations
published by the Government in December 2004.  Naturally, if such a charge
is to be applied to your request, you will be informed as soon as
possible.

 

Yours sincerely,

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Luke Saunders

Litigation/Corporate and Committee Services

* Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital, LE5 4PW

(  0116 258 8610

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FOI - Freedom of Information, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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Corporate and Legal Affairs - Corporate and Committee Services

9 April 2019

Dear Mr Buckwell,

Please find attached the Trust's response to your Freedom of Information request submitted on 13 March 2019.

I hope that this is helpful.

Yours sincerely

Gill Belton
Corporate and Committee Services Officer
Belgrave House, Leicester General Hospital site
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

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