RoSPA Safer Fireworks

Statistics

Northern Ireland 2008 - What Happened at Hospital?

In the 2008 reporting period, 34% required no further treatment, 19% were referred to Outpatients, 16% were asked to revisit the A&E department and 16% of persons injured were referred to a GP (Table below).

Fireworks Injuries, by Method of Departure from Accident and Emergency Department, 2004 - 2008
Method 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No Further Treatment 13 18 11 19 11
Referred to GP 8 33 16 19 5
Referred to Outpatients 1 5 7 2 6
Revisit A&E 20 17 25 26 5
Transfer to Another Hospital 3 3 3 8 3
Referral to Minor Injuries Unit 0 2 1 7 0
Admitted 4 6 4 5 0
Dead on Arrival/Died 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Not Known 6 2 2 11 2
Total 55 86 69 97 32

Source: Notes

In the reporting period this year, no persons were admitted to the hospital to which they reported, and two were transferred to another hospital. There were no deaths from injuries.