Reference 2018-706

REF:            2018-706

Subject:        Pressure sores




  1. The total number of patients cared for during 12 months between 01/11/2016 and 01/11/2017


Day Case


Grand Total

  1. Number of inpatients that developed bed sores, pressure sores or pressure ulcers for the twelve months between: 01/11/2016 and 01/11/2017
  2. Total number of pressure sore incidents by grade, not number of patients, as some patients may develop more than one pressure ulcers between: 01/11/2016 and 01/11/2017

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4


Purple Discoloration

  1. The proportion of these pressure sores that were new, and had therefore occurred since admission to hospital.
  2. The number of patients admitted from residential or nursing homes with pressure sores.
  3. The number of death certificates in this period on which pressure sores were mentioned.




Please find information attached.

2018-706 – FOI Request – Pressure sores [114 kb] PDF

2018-706 – FOI Request – Pressure sores [18 kb] MS Excel