Case Number 3456
Request Date 23/01/2014
Completion Date 12/02/2014

 

Details of the Request

1. How many patient-on-patient attacks* have been recorded in the previous five calendar years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

  • How many of these attacks resulted in an injury?
  • How many of these attacks did not result in an injury?

 

2. Please give us a brief description of each attack, if possible within the cost limit.

*By ‘patient-on-patient attacks’ we mean a patient making a physical assault on another patient.

 

Details of the Response

1. How many patient-on-patient attacks* have been recorded in the previous five calendar years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

  Total attacks Injury No injury Unknown if injury or not
2009 5 4 0 1
2010 11 7 0 4
2011 7 4 1 2
2012 2 1 0 1
2013 1 1 0 0

 

2. Please give us a brief description of each attack, if possible within the cost limit.

Please see below. The Trust holds no more detailed information than this.

 

Incidents in 2009:

  • Patient hit patient
  • Patient punched patient
  • Patient slapped by patient
  • Patient injured by patient

 

2010:

  • Patient kicked patient
  • Patient hit on leg
  • Patient throwing punches at patient
  • Patient slapped patient twice
  • Patient punched patient on shoulder
  • Patient caused lacerations on patient’s arm
  • Patient pulled hair of patient

 

2011:

  • Patient twisted patient’s toes
  • Patient took hold of patient’s hair
  • Patient hit around face by patient
  • Patient hit on forearm by patient

 

2012:

  • Patient punched patient on legs and feet

 

2013:

  • Patient grabbed patient’s wrists