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House of Commons Hansard
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Ambulance Services: Lancashire
26 November 2009
Volume 501

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many attacks on ambulance staff there have been in each constituency in Lancashire in each of the last five years. [301410]

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This information is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Since 2004-05, the number of physical assaults against staff reported by national health service bodies in England has been collected annually by the NHS Security Management Service.

The numbers of physical assaults reported against staff by the ambulance trusts serving Lancashire in the period 2004-05 to 2008-09 are shown in the following table.

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Lancashire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

15

9

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

166

234

169

Note:

The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was established on 1 July 2006 as an amalgamation of the Lancashire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Cumbria Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the Merseyside and Cheshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service NHS Trust.