To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to accident and emergency departments there were for (a) knife-related injuries and (b) gunshot wounds in each of the last five years, broken down by primary care trust.
Information is collected on the number of finished admissions to hospital via accident and emergency. Tables have been placed in the Library which provide a breakdown of the data by primary care trusts (PCT). However, the tables only provide information on those PCTs where the number if admissions is more than five, due to the need to ensure that data remains anonymous.
It is worth noting that finished admission episodes do not represent the number of patients admitted, as a patient may be admitted more than once.