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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

Dear Mr Buckwell

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 13^th March 2019
requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000)
regarding knife injuries.

 

Your reference number is 754-1819 please quote this number on any
correspondence.

 

The FOI Act sets out a twenty working day timescale for requests to be
completed by. We will always try to complete your request within this
timeframe. We will let you know whether the Trust holds the information
you have requested, and we will contact you as soon as possible if we are
delayed in our response for some reason. If we require further information
from you or we need you to further explain your request before we can
continue to process it we will also contact you. 

 

Yours,

 

Information Governance Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Buckwell

 

I have been asked to contact you to seek clarification on your request.
Your request states

 

“Q1.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.

 

Q2. 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.

 

Q3. How many staff or visitors (ie not patients) to Trust hospitals have
required treatment following an attack in a hospital.

 

Q4. 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?”

 

To continue with your request we require clarification on the what you
mean by knife injury? Are you referring to accidents in the home? We also
require a timeframe for Q3 and what are you referring to as an attack?

 

Your request will therefore be paused until we fully understand the
information requested. We will continue to process your request when we
understand the information requested. If we do not hear from you within
two months we will close your request

 

 

Yours,

Information governance team

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

 

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Thanks for your response. Re knife injury, I am referring to knife injuries caused by acts of violence. For question 3 the time frame is since 2013, and by attack I mean a physical assault.

Yours sincerely,

Andy Buckwell

Thank you

We will continue with your request

IGT

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Dear Mr Buckwell

 

Please find the response to your FOI request attached

 

Many thanks,

 

IG Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands

NHS Trust

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