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Norman Lamb (Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Health; North Norfolk, Liberal Democrat)

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

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Ben Bradshaw (Minister of State (Health Services; Minister for the South West), Department of Health; Exeter, Labour)

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.

2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03
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

An 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 1 and 5 have been suppressed and replaced with "*"(an asterisk).

Source:

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

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