Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4947

Date Request Received: 12/03/2019 14:51:31

Date Request Replied To: 27/03/2019 09:06:27

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Request Summary: No. and severity of patient falls 2009 - 2018

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Please provide the number of patient falls which have occurred in NHS hospitals within Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust for the years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Answer To Question 1:
Please see the attached table.Table of falls data.docx
Question Number 2:
Please provide a breakdown of the number of these falls per hospital, by the years above.

Also, a breakdown of the severity of these falls (e.g. low, medium, high)
Answer To Question 2:
Please see the data table in question 1
Question Number 3:
Please provide the number of patients who were never discharged after their fall - i.e. died before discharge.

a. Could you break this down both by the years above, and by the hospital where they had the fall.

Answer To Question 3:
We do not collect that specific data question for each individual fall.
Please see attachments:
Table of falls data.docx
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