16334 - Over 50s Falls

I have a Freedom Of Information request for the information for non injury related calls that refer to people aged over 50. I also wish to obtain the information for injury related calls for people aged over 50. The information I require is to enable me to see the variety of calls taken across the East of England from the past 5 years and to  see how the Ambulance services have been handling their limited resources. As an ex Emergency Medical Advisor, I understand the demands for ambulances across the spectrum of calls, and therefore wish to see the summary figures in relation to FALL ONLY statistics over the age of 50, compared to FALL WITH INJURY Statistics ( CAT 3/4 compared to C2).

  • Reference:
    16334
  • Response:

    Freedom Of Information request for the information for non injury related calls that refer to people aged over 50. I also wish to obtain the information for injury related calls for people aged over 50. The information I require is to enable me to see the variety of calls taken across the East of England from the past 5 years and to  see how the Ambulance services have been handling their limited resources. As an ex Emergency Medical Advisor, I understand the demands for ambulances across the spectrum of calls, and therefore wish to see the summary figures in relation to FALL ONLY statistics over the age of 50, compared to FALL WITH INJURY Statistics ( CAT 3/4 compared to C2).

     

    DATA The number of Calls as falls by Description going back 5 calendar years and for age 50yrs and over 2013 to 2018 (June). Data excludes csd and test calls.

     

     

    Falls Description 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
    Falls - Arrest 808 939 922 982 237 193
    Falls - Arrest - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Falls - Arrest - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 0 13 6
    Falls - Arrest - Jumper (suicide attempt) 6 5 7 17 0 1
    Falls - Arrest - On the ground or floor 12 11 19 29 0 0
    Falls - Arrest - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 3 47 32
    Falls - Chest or Neck injury (with difficulty breathing) 492 522 473 562 606 214
    Falls - Chest or Neck injury (with difficulty breathing) - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 3 7 1
    Falls - Chest or Neck injury (with difficulty breathing) - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 2 58 13
    Falls - Chest or Neck injury (with difficulty breathing) - Jumper (suicide attempt) 34 26 40 38 0 0
    Falls - Chest or Neck injury (with difficulty breathing) - On the ground or floor 12 9 8 108 455 236
    Falls - Chest or Neck injury (with difficulty breathing) - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 21 158 43
    Falls - Consider review of ECPAG codes - On the ground or floor 1494 1407 1485 1245 963 424
    Falls - EXTREME FALL (greater than or equal to 30ft/10m) 35 43 42 47 6 7
    Falls - EXTREME FALL (greater than or equal to 30ft/10m) - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Falls - EXTREME FALL (greater than or equal to 30ft/10m) - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 0 3 2
    Falls - EXTREME FALL (greater than or equal to 30ft/10m) - Jumper (suicide attempt) 10 10 16 19 21 5
    Falls - EXTREME FALL (greater than or equal to 30ft/10m) - On the ground or floor 0 2 1 0 0 0
    Falls - EXTREME FALL (greater than or equal to 30ft/10m) - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 1 23 1
    Falls - LONG FALL 0 0 0 57 209 35
    Falls - LONG FALL - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 4 8 1
    Falls - LONG FALL - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 8 55 18
    Falls - LONG FALL - Jumper (suicide attempt) 0 0 0 6 35 8
    Falls - LONG FALL - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 18 128 24
    Falls - Marked (*) NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL or DISTAL body area with deformity 2559 2230 2359 2433 1733 505
    Falls - Marked (*) NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL or DISTAL body area with deformity - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 6 29 7
    Falls - Marked (*) NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL or DISTAL body area with deformity - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 31 339 115
    Falls - Marked (*) NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL or DISTAL body area with deformity - Jumper (suicide attempt) 1 0 3 1 1 0
    Falls - Marked (*) NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL or DISTAL body area with deformity - On the ground or floor 26234 26317 27080 21601 2233 1056
    Falls - Marked (*) NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL or DISTAL body area with deformity - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 133 1035 265
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries except DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) 239 364 230 465 1416 840
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries except DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 5 17 14
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries except DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 0 7 5
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries except DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) - Jumper (suicide attempt) 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries except DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) - On the ground or floor 11156 10986 11234 9294 1340 718
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries except DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 1 6 5
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries to DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) 157 131 139 164 195 78
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries to DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) - On the ground or floor 44 35 50 45 38 16
    Falls - NON-RECENT (greater than or equal to 6hrs) injuries to DISTAL body area (without priority symptoms) - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Falls - Not alert 671 612 606 2014 8396 3463
    Falls - Not alert - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 65 230 109
    Falls - Not alert - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 177 1509 677
    Falls - Not alert - Jumper (suicide attempt) 1 0 0 5 22 5
    Falls - Not alert - On the ground or floor 240 262 246 3760 18122 9202
    Falls - Not alert - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 1114 7080 2200
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS DISTAL body area 675 532 494 712 542 206
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS DISTAL body area - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 0 5 2
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS DISTAL body area - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 2 26 40
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS DISTAL body area - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 21 75 71
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL body area 790 711 818 1310 3599 2409
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL body area - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 37 165 106
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL body area - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 14 342 584
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL body area - Jumper (suicide attempt) 1 0 1 0 1 0
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL body area - On the ground or floor 1097 960 1221 6156 29562 14630
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS PROXIMAL body area - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 74 929 1088
    Falls - Override 6518 6312 6571 6421 2155 2
    Falls - Override - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 58 275 1
    Falls - Override - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 225 1229 0
    Falls - Override - Jumper (suicide attempt) 4 3 2 2 3 0
    Falls - Override - On the ground or floor 12531 13177 14074 15805 6554 1
    Falls - Override - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 847 4153 0
    Falls - POSSIBLY DANGEROUS body area 17921 17547 17001 16847 11214 3468
    Falls - POSSIBLY DANGEROUS body area - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 47 170 51
    Falls - POSSIBLY DANGEROUS body area - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 183 1427 558
    Falls - POSSIBLY DANGEROUS body area - Jumper (suicide attempt) 4 1 4 5 4 1
    Falls - POSSIBLY DANGEROUS body area - On the ground or floor 28045 29833 31608 33956 23709 9404
    Falls - POSSIBLY DANGEROUS body area - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 1367 7978 1753
    Falls - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (no injuries and no priority symptoms) 0 0 0 62 320 148
    Falls - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (no injuries and no priority symptoms) - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 7 17 13
    Falls - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (no injuries and no priority symptoms) - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 1 32 64
    Falls - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (no injuries and no priority symptoms) - On the ground or floor 0 0 0 1553 7686 3603
    Falls - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE (no injuries and no priority symptoms) - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 10 74 74
    Falls - SERIOUS haemorrhage 843 873 918 855 806 661
    Falls - SERIOUS haemorrhage - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 0 12 0
    Falls - SERIOUS haemorrhage - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 10 121 159
    Falls - SERIOUS haemorrhage - Jumper (suicide attempt) 0 1 1 0 0 0
    Falls - SERIOUS haemorrhage - On the ground or floor 842 912 934 1123 1232 1425
    Falls - SERIOUS haemorrhage - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 41 543 557
    Falls - Unconscious 18950 20396 21104 9936 937 324
    Falls - Unconscious - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 8 4 1
    Falls - Unconscious - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 8 56 26
    Falls - Unconscious - Jumper (suicide attempt) 19 13 15 17 9 0
    Falls - Unconscious - On the ground or floor 215 230 854 14326 0 0
    Falls - Unconscious - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 71 369 98
    Falls - Unknown status/Other codes not applicable 1015 1008 881 768 526 206
    Falls - Unknown status/Other codes not applicable - Accessibility concerns/difficulty 0 0 0 82 319 81
    Falls - Unknown status/Other codes not applicable - Environmental problems (rain, heat, cold) 0 0 0 9 53 19
    Falls - Unknown status/Other codes not applicable - Jumper (suicide attempt) 2 0 1 1 3 0
    Falls - Unknown status/Other codes not applicable - On the ground or floor 4774 5209 5053 5190 4796 1900
    Falls - Unknown status/Other codes not applicable - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 42 142 25
    Falls - NOT DANGEROUS DISTAL body area - Public place (street, parking garage, market) 0 0 0 0 31 71
      138453 141630 146515 162693 158995 64375

    The Trust does not use injury/problem descriptions of 'fall only' and 'fall with injury', therefore we have provided the data regarding falls in the past 5 years broken down into all of the fall descriptions used.

    Please note that all calls are categorised based on information provided by the caller rather than any clinical diagnosis once Trust staff arrive on scene.

     

     

       

     

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    Trust wide
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    • Calls
    • Emergency Operations
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