19530-Carry Chair Injuries

I am writing to request information for the period of 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018 in relation to the number of days lost / taken by front-line patient-facing staff as sickness which has been attributed to muscular skeletal injuries as a direct result of frontline duties. 

I would be interested to know if you record how these injuries occurred and if so the number attributed to the use of Carry Chairs, in particular assisting patients to sit on the chairs and to stand up from them? 

 

  • Reference:
    19530
  • Response:

    I am writing to request information for the period of 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018 in relation to the number of days lost / taken by front-line patient-facing staff as sickness which has been attributed to muscular skeletal injuries as a direct result of frontline duties. 

    I would be interested to know if you record how these injuries occurred and if so the number attributed to the use of Carry Chairs, in particular assisting patients to sit on the chairs and to stand up from them? 

    Below are the figures for the number of muscular skeletal injuries related sickness recorded on GRS (Global Rostering System) due to an industrial injury.
    Unfortunately the Trust does not record how the injury was sustained and cannot tell you how many of these injuries were due to the use of carry chairs.

    Sickness Type Period Days Lost Period Working Days lost
    Other Musculoskeletal Problems 1522 434
    Injury, Fracture 1188 394
    Back Problems 1783 538
    Total 4493 1366

     

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    Trust wide
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    Health & Safety
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