Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_4962

Internal Reference Number: FOI_4962

Date Request Received: 19/03/2019 14:43:05

Date Request Replied To: 02/04/2019 12:52:21

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Request Summary: Assauls on A&E staff, money spent on security measures etc.

Request Category: Private Individuals








 
Question Number 1:
If your trust runs one or more A&E departments, please provide the total number of physical assaults on staff in A&E for each of the following time periods: 2018-2019 (or up until the most recent month), 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016 and 2014-2015.
Please release any readily available data-sets for these time periods.

Physical assault is the intentional application of force against the person without lawful justification resulting in physical injury or personal discomfort. For the purposes of this FOI spitting is included in this definition.
 
Answer To Question 1:
Year Total
2014 16
2015 8
2016 11
2017 4
2018 3
2019 3
Total 45
 
Question Number 2:
If your trust runs one or more A&E departments, could you please provide the total number of non-physical assaults on staff in A&E for each of the following time periods: 2018-2019 (or up until the most recent month), 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016 and 2014-2015. Please release any readily available data-sets.

Non-physical assault is the use of inappropriate words or behaviour causing distress and/or constituting harassment. Non-physical assault includes the following (but is not exclusive to) offensive or obscene language; verbal abuse and swearing; brandishing weapons, or objects which could be used as weapons; attempted assaults; offensive gestures; threats; intimidation; harassment or stalking; damage to buildings equipment or vehicles which causes fear for personal safety; offensive language or behaviour related to a person’s, race, gender, nationality, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation; inappropriate sexual language or behaviour.
 
Answer To Question 2:
Year Total
2014 73
2015 22
2016 24
2017 9
2018 13
2019 5
Total 146
 
Question Number 3:
If available, please provide a breakdown of the data for your whole trust, for the total number of physical assaults on staff by their profession (see below) for the following time periods: 2018-2019 (or until the most recent month available), 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016 and 2014-2015. Please release any readily available data-sets.

Professions include (but are not exclusive to) the following: nurses (including student nurses), doctors (including student doctors), security staff, healthcare assistants, paramedics, midwives, health visitors and porters.
 
Answer To Question 3:
Please see information in spreadsheet attachedCopy of Q3 Trustwide physical assault on staff by profession.xlsx
 
Question Number 4:
If recorded, please provide a breakdown of the data for your whole trust, of the total number of physical assaults on staff by aggravating factors (see below) for the following time periods: 2018-2019 (or until the most recent month available), 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016 and 2014-2015. Please release any readily available data-sets.

Aggravating factors can include (but is not is not exclusive to) the following: racial, sexual, sexual harassment, homophobia, ableism, ageism, hate crime, and mental illness or condition.
 
Answer To Question 4:
Q4 we don’t have data broken down of physical abuse into racial or sexual etc. This is all we have where it is broken down to “abuse type” please see attachment below

FOI_4962.docx
 
Question Number 5:
Could you please provide the amount of money spent on private security guards for each of the following years: 2018-2019 (or until the most recent month available), 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016 and 2014-2015. Please release any readily available data-sets.
 
Answer To Question 5:
This information will not be provided, to do so would compromise the security systems of the Trust. An exemption has been applied to this question under section 38 (Health and Safety) of the Freedom of Information act, please see attached Refusal Notice.
 
Question Number 6:
Could you also provide the amount of money total money spent on security measures (including but not exclusive to body cameras, CCTV, re-designing clinical environments, security staff, campaigns) for each of the following years: 2017-2018, (or until the most recent month available), 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016 and 2014-2015.
 
Answer To Question 6:
This information will not be provided, to do so would compromise the security systems of the Trust. An exemption has been applied to this question under section 38 (Health and Safety) of the Freedom of Information act, please see attached Refusal Notice.
Please see attachments:
Copy of Q3 Trustwide physical assault on staff by profession.xlsx
FOI_4962.docx
Refusal Notice FOI_4962.pdf
 
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