Reference 2020-283

REF:            2020-283

Subject:        Attempted suicide admissions

    

 

Request:

Please can you provide the number of attempted suicide/self-harm admissions to the trust in the months outlined below:

(i)    1st January 2019 to March 31st 2019

(ii)  April 1st 2019 to Jun 30th 2019

(iii) 1st January 2020 to 31st March 31st

(iv)  April 1st 2020 to June 30th 2020

If possible can you provide a breakdown of age group; over 18, under 18.

 

 

Response:

Unfortunately this request is not clear, you will need to provide a list of injuries which the clinician had directly linked – as intention of suicide – or self-harm.

 

Even in the cases of overdose – it is not always documented that this was an intention to self-harm – an attempted suicide as the clinician won’t know.