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Injuries sustained whilst under Health department care (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 04 Feb 2020
Prepared internally, no external cost

Summary

Request

Can you inform me of the following:

In 2018, how many patients suffered injuries while in the care of the health department? Can you break this down to how they suffered the injury, where they suffered the injury, what injury they sustained and what the outcome of the incident was?

Can you also provide me with all the above information for 2019 as well please?

Response

​Recorded falls

​2018

2019​

​Number of patient / client / service user falls recorded​505454​
​Number of falls recorded which resulted in `no harm’​298282​
​Number of falls recorded as `near miss’ and where no injury is recorded​3921​
​Number of falls recorded that resulted in injury ​168 151 ​
​Where a fall resulted in an injury, the number of injuries recorded as `death’​00​
​Where a fall resulted in an injury, the number of injuries recorded as `severe’​56​
​Where a fall resulted in an injury, the number of injuries recorded as `moderate’​1119​
​Where a fall resulted in an injury, the number of injuries recorded as `low’​140126​
​Where a fall resulted in an injury, the number of injuries recorded as `no harm’​120*​

*In 2019, there were no incidents recorded that resulted in injury but caused `no harm’. The ability for incidents to be reported in this way was removed from the reporting system in May 2019.

Definitions:

Severe - Permanent or long-term harm

Moderate - Short term harm – patient(s) required further treatment or procedure

Low - Minimal harm – patient(s) required extra observation or minor Treatment.


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