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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|South East Coast SHA||94||190|
|South Central SHA||75||165|
|South West SHA||95||266|
| Notes: |
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).
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care