Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
- Does your force receive assault-related injury data from an hospital emergency department or departments?
- If information is received from an emergency department, approximately when did the receipt of this information begin (month and year)?
- If information was being received from an hospital emergency department or departments but has since ended, approximately when did this end (month and year)?
- If information was being received and this initiative was evaluated locally, is there any publicly available information on the evaluation results?
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Searches have suggested we do not get information from hospitals as a dataset.
If there is an incident/crime that occurs at a hospital it would be reported on an individual basis from the hospital to us in the usual way. To get this data we would have to look at all assaults where the location was related to a hospital and where the occupation was linked to a hospital (doctor/nurse etc.). Unfortunately this data could not be extracted from systems within the permitted 18 hour threshold.