Reference 2019-173

REF:           2019-173

Subject:       Child admissions with uncertain medical status



This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like information regarding admissions to your hospital relating children between 0-6 months who arrive to the hospital with an uncertain medical status in the last 5 years (2018/2017/2016/2015/2014)

I would like to request the following information about how many babies from 0 to 6 months of age entered A&E with an unknown medical status. Also, I would like to know how many of them, after the proper exams or the medical test (x-rays or scanners), the medical staff discovers that the child has significant and numerous fractures, bruises or broken bones in their body, which are the result of non-accidental injuries and abuse by parents.

I also want to know in how many of these cases the parents are arrested and placed in police custody accused of abuse of their child, and how many of these children have been sent to foster care. If possible, I want to obtain a copy of the hospital’s procedure model in cases where the parents are suspected of abuse.

Please break down the information by years if it possible and in an electronic format PDF or excel.




We asked for clarification and never received a reply therefore this FOI request has now been closed.