Case Number 3711
Request Date 15/07/2014
Completion Date 07/08/2014


Details of the Request

Under FOI laws I would like to find out the number of persons aged under the age of 18 that have been admitted to A&E wards in your area due to having self-harmed (i.e. the number fitting into the 'Deliberate self-harm patient group).

I would like this information broken down by financial year for the five most recent years you hold (from 2009/10 to 2013/2014).

For each year, I would also like to know the age of the youngest patient admitted due to having self-harmed.


Details of the Response

Financial Year Total DSH Attendances <18 Age of Youngest Patient admitted
2009/10 8 11
2010/11 14 13
2011/12 14 13
2012/13 43 12
2013/14 57 9

Please Note: Although there has been some increase in the number of cases we see each year, we have also got better at recording these and this is likely to be a significant factor in the steep rise observed above.