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Assaults (Hospital Staff)

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many verbal and physical assaults took place on (a) nurses and (b) other staff working in areas of mental health and learning disabilities in Northern Ireland in (i) 2000, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2002. [115281](2) how many verbal and physical assaults took place on

(a) nurses and (b) other staff working in general hospitals in Northern Ireland in (i) 2000, (ii) 2001 and (iii) 2002. [115282]

The information is not available in the format requested. However the number of recorded assaults (both physical and verbal) on Health and Personal Social Services Staff in all disciplines, during those financial years, is detailed in the table:

YearNumber
1999–20001,677
2000–011,956
2001–022,438