18706 - Assaults on Staff

I'd be grateful for information under the FOI Act on the following:


1.The number of injuries sustained by staff due to patients, in each of the last 5 years.

2.The number of facial injuries sustained by staff due to patients, in each of the last 5 years.

3.The number of eye injuries sustained by staff due to patients, in each of the last 5 years.

4.The number of spitting incidents by patients towards staff, in each of the last 5 years.


If specific information is not available, I will accept more general information on number and type of injuries to staff, broken down by year if possible.

  • Reference:
    18706
  • Response:

    I'd be grateful for information under the FOI Act on the following:


    1.The number of injuries sustained by staff due to patients, in each of the last 5 years.

    2.The number of facial injuries sustained by staff due to patients, in each of the last 5 years.

    3.The number of eye injuries sustained by staff due to patients, in each of the last 5 years.

    4.The number of spitting incidents by patients towards staff, in each of the last 5 years.


    If specific information is not available, I will accept more general information on number and type of injuries to staff, broken down by year if possible.

     

    Number of incidents reported

    ?

    ?

    ?

    ?

    ?

    ?

    2013/14

    2014/15

    2015/16

    2016/17

    2017/18

    Abuse - other

    62

    55

    45

    9

    16

    Alleged Verbal Abuse

    21

    8

    22

    ?

    ?

    Assault etc. with a weapon

    1

    3

    4

    3

    8

    Challenging behaviour / aggressive gesturing

    23

    106

    212

    316

    251

    Disruptive, aggressive behaviour - other

    181

    134

    116

    76

    108

    Injured while restraining a patient

    13

    13

    25

    13

    17

    Physical abuse, assault or violence

    141

    180

    231

    237

    252

    Racial abuse, assault or violence

    1

    4

    8

    7

    10

    Sexual abuse or assault

    17

    38

    53

    51

    32

    Throwing objects aggressively

    2

    5

    8

    5

    11

    Verbal abuse or disruption

    124

    163

    275

    337

    412

    Total

    586

    709

    999

    1054

    1117

      

    5.The total number of days off work taken out by staff due to injuries from patients, in each of the last 5 years.

     

    The Trust does not hold this information in the format requested. The Trusts Global Rostering System holds sickness records under the sickness reason, e.g. Injury/Fracture, and not how it was caused. The Trust is unfortunately unable to answer this part of your request.

  • Area:
    Trust wide
  • Category:
    • Health & Safety
    • Human Resources
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