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Psychiatric Care

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff have been seriously injured in psychiatric units in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. (94116)

The total figures recorded for staff seriously injured in psychiatric units in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years are as follows:

Total

2006

466

2005

588

2004

581

2003

572

2002

275

Within the HPSS ‘serious injury’ is where staff attend A and E Units for treatment immediately or are absent from work for three days or more following the incident.