19346-PTSD and Mental Health

  1. How many members of staff have taken their own lives between 2003 and 2017 inclusive.
  2. How many staff members are currently off work sick as a result of PTSD? How long has the officer been off sick?

  3. How many staff members are currently off sick with stress or other mental health condition? How long has the officer been off sick?

  4. How many staff members have been medically retired as a result of PTSD between 2003 and 2017?
  5. How many staff members are currently applying for ill health retirement or equivalent on the grounds of PTSD?

  • Reference:
    19346
  • Response:
    1.            How many members of staff have taken their own lives between 2003 and 2017 inclusive.

     EEAST are unable to supply you with the information above. We can only supply the numbers of people who died in service during those years, information is not held regarding numbers specifically related to suicide.  There is now a register nationally for those who take their own life, but have no stats to offer at this stage.

    2.           How many staff members are currently off work sick as a result of PTSD?
    How long has the officer been off sick?
    Less than six months
    Six to twelve months
    Twelve to eighteen months
    Eighteen months to two years
    Two years plus

     This information is not held, as this is not a recorded sickness category used within our Global Rostering System.

    3.            How many staff members are currently off sick with stress or other mental health condition?
    How long has the officer been off sick?
    Less than six months
    Six to twelve months
    Twelve to eighteen months
    Eighteen months to two years
    Two years plus

    ? less than 6 mths 6 to 12 Mths 2 yrs plus Grand Total
    Grand Total 77 3 1 81

    4.            How many staff members have been medically retired as a result of PTSD between 2003 and 2017?
    3

     5.            How many staff members are currently applying for ill health retirement or equivalent on the grounds of PTSD?
    0

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