16469 - Overdose Callouts for Children Aged 11-18

 

 

How many call-outs have the East of England Ambulance attended in the past five years for children aged 11-18, with ‘overdose’ as the reason given for the call-out.

Please list figures for each calender year.

Please include what the Trust defines as an overdose.

 

  • Reference:
    16469
  • Response:

    How many call-outs have the East of England Ambulance attended in the past five years for children aged 11-18, with ‘overdose’ as the reason given for the call-out.

    Please list figures for each calender year.

    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.

    Definitions The total number of incidents where a response physically attended the scene 

     

    Age/CY 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018* Total  
    11 6 9 5 3 5 3 31  
    12 26 16 13 22 25 15 117  
    13 64 76 57 63 71 36 367  
    14 179 139 145 127 126 70 786  
    15 260 225 242 212 196 105 1240  
    16 259 291 300 282 277 130 1539  
    17 339 325 312 331 314 182 1803  
    18 427 374 425 413 431 266 2336  
    Grand Total 1560 1455 1499 1453 1445 807 8219

     Please include what the Trust defines as an overdose.

    MPDS guidance states:

    "An overdose would be defined as an intentional intake of a potentially harmful substance"

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Calls
    • Emergency Operations
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