Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6926

Date Request Received: 21/12/2022 00:00:00

Date Request Replied To: 09/01/2023 00:00:00

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Request Summary: DOG ATTACKS

Request Category: Media

Question Number 1:
Please can you provide me with the following information for the (calendar) years:

i) 2017 ii) 2018 iii) 2019 iv) 2020 v) 2021 vi) 2022

*If possible, can an age or age range be provided for each?

1) The number of persons who visited A&E in your NHS Trust (Salisbury) for injuries caused by dog bites or attacks?

2) How many persons required inpatient treatment for injuries caused by dog bites or attacks?

3) How many persons required surgery for injuries caused by dog bites or attacks?

4) How many persons suffered fatal injuries caused by dog bites or attacks?

Answer To Question 1:
Please see the Excel spreadsheet attached which contains our response to all parts of the FOI.
Please note, any numbers less than or equal to 5 have been concealed to protect patient confidentiality, in line with Information Governance policy.

To accompany this answer to question 1 please also see the documents listed below:

 FOI_6926 - Dog Bites - FOR ISSUE.xlsx
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