Reference 2016-494

REF:            2016-494

Subject:        Incident Data

 

 

Request:

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with an extract from the hospital episode data for every admission where the external cause was an animal for 2015 and 2016 to date, including:

The date of the admission.

The age of the person injured.

The specie of the animal that caused the injury.

The variety/breed of the animal that caused the injury.

A description of the injury.

If the injury was fatal. (Yes or No)

 

Including but not limited to incident that were logged under the following codes:

W53 – Bitten by rat
W54 – Bitten or struck by dog
W55 – Bitten or struck by other mammals
W56 – Contact with marine animal
W57 – Bitten or stung by nonvenomous insect and other nonvenomous arthropods
W58 – Bitten or struck by crocodile or alligator
W59 – Bitten or crushed by other reptiles
X20 – Contact with venomous snakes and lizards
X21 – Contact with venomous spiders
X23 – Contact with hornets
X25 – Contact with other specified venomous arthropods
X26 – Contact with venomous marine animals and plants
X27 – Contact with other specified venomous animals
X28 – Contact with other specified venomous plants
X29 – Contact with unspecified venomous animal or plant

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2016-494-foi-request-incident-data [47 kb] Ms Excel

 

We cannot provide an answer for the following questions:

A description of the injury.

If the injury was fatal. (Yes or No)

 

Because our systems do not record this, we will need to do a manual revision of the notes and will take more than 2.5 days.