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Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children were admitted to accident and emergency departments as a result of attacks by dogs in each of the last five years, broken down by hospital trust. (256358)

The information is not available in the format requested. The following tables show the count of finished admission episodes (FAEs) where the external cause code is W54 (bitten or struck by dog) for the strategic health authority (SHA) of treatment, for adults and children admitted to hospital through accident and emergency, over the last five years. A direct comparison is not possible before and after 2006 when the SHAs were restructured, which is why there are two separate tables.

2005-062004-052003-042002-03

SHA of treatment

Under 18

18 and over

Under 18

18 and over

Under 18

18 and over

Under 18

18 and over

Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire SHA

31

99

39

78

46

92

23

66

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire SHA

31

65

30

59

44

67

36

54

Essex SHA

30

75

37

61

26

59

28

54

North West London SHA

11

52

19

29

*

37

19

29

North Central London SHA

13

35

7

21

8

17

11

23

North East London SHA

26

25

24

30

13

33

12

9

South East London SHA

22

34

19

40

9

36

*

43

South West London SHA

22

41

18

31

21

31

16

44

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear SHA

61

107

43

81

45

98

41

60

County Durham and Tees Valley SHA

70

99

62

97

66

97

65

85

North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire SHA

29

58

42

59

40

49

30

60

West Yorkshire SHA

95

180

78

130

76

91

88

95

Cumbria and Lancashire SHA

51

65

42

64

39

60

51

42

Greater Manchester SHA

68

142

52

87

49

82

64

75

Cheshire and Merseyside SHA

132

195

123

155

107

122

101

121

Thames Valley SHA

38

104

43

101

41

97

44

79

Hampshire and Isle of Wight SHA

29

48

25

34

23

31

37

29

Kent and Medway SHA

10

56

15

38

20

39

60

85

Surrey and Sussex SHA

73

113

73

100

61

88

41

48

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire SHA

54

123

57

101

46

100

44

66

South West Peninsula SHA

22

75

34

59

30

59

22

60

Dorset and Somerset SHA

14

29

14

28

18

20

20

23

South Yorkshire SHA

42

62

36

73

33

69

39

76

Trent SHA

47

108

75

83

62

61

80

81

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland SHA

35

40

27

34

32

36

13

*

Shropshire and Staffordshire SHA

42

56

35

64

27

61

19

52

Birmingham and the Black Country SHA

65

140

57

112

45

79

42

83

West Midlands South SHA

24

55

24

45

25

35

20

44

2006-07

SHA of treatment

Under 18

18 and over

North East SHA

130

209

North West SHA

241

426

Yorkshire and the Humber SHA

168

353

East Midlands SHA

95

169

West Midlands SHA

146

261

East of England SHA

106

229

London SHA

127

242

South East Coast SHA

94

190

South Central SHA

75

165

South West SHA

95

266

Notes:

1. FAE:

A FAE is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.

2. Data quality:

HES are compiled from data sent by over 300 national health service trusts, and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. Data are also received from a number of independent sector organisations for activity commissioned by the English NHS. The Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.

3. Ungrossed data:

Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (ie the data are ungrossed).

4. Low numbers:

Due to reasons of confidentiality, figures between one and five have been suppressed and replaced with “*”(an asterisk).

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care