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Northern Ireland 2011 - Area

HSC Trusts

Latest Position (2011)

In 2011, 28.0% (7) of all persons injured reported to emergency care departments in the Belfast HSC Trust1, 28.0% (7) in the Southern HSC Trust and 28.0% (7) in the Western HSC Trust (Table 2 & Figure 2).

Table 2: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period, by HSC Trust (2011)

HSC Trust Total Firework Injuries
Belfast 7
Northern 3
South Eastern 1
Southern 7
Western 7
Northern Ireland 25

Figure 2: Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period, by HSC Trust (2011)

Figure 2: Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period, by HSC Trust (2011)

Note: Belfast City emergency care department closed on 1st November 2011.

Annual Trend

Between 2007 and 2011, the number of persons injured from fireworks more than halved in all HSC Trusts, with the Southern HSC Trust reporting the largest numerical decrease (29) from 36 to 7, and the South Eastern HSC Trust reporting the largest percentage decrease (94.7%), from 19 to 1.

Since 2010, the number of injuries from fireworks decreased in all HSC Trusts with the exception of the Western HSC Trust which increased from 5 to 7 in 2011. The largest percentage decrease was reported by the Northern HSC Trust where the number of injuries from fireworks decreased by two thirds (66.7%), from 9 in 2010 to 3 in 2011.

Table 3: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period, by HSC Trust (2007 – 2011)

HSC Trust 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Belfast 15 14 7 16 7
Northern 12 6 4 9 3
South Eastern 19 7 4 2 1
Southern 36 5 11 15 7
Western 15 0 4 5 7
Northern Ireland 97 32 30 47 25

Figure 3: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period by HSC Trust (2007 – 2011)

Figure 3: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks during the Halloween Period by HSC Trust (2007 – 2011)

Source: Notes

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