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Northern Ireland 2011 - what happened at hospital?

During the 2011 Halloween period, more than a quarter (7) of persons attending emergency care departments as a result of a firework related injury required no further treatment, 24.0% (6) were referred to their GP, 20.0% (5) were transferred to another hospital and 12.0% (3) were asked to revisit the emergency care department. A further person injured from a firework was referred to a minor injuries unit during the 2011 Halloween period.

Table 10: Number of Persons Injured by Fireworks, by Method of Departure from Emergency Care Departments (2007 -2011)

Method of Departure 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
No Further Treatment 19 11 8 18 7
Referred to GP 19 5 5 7 6
Referred to Outpatients 2 6 4 6 0
Revisit A&E 26 5 8 11 3
Transfer to Another Hospital 8 3 3 2 5
Referral to Minor Injuries unit 7 0 0 1 1
Admitted 5 0 0 2 0
Dead on Arrival / Died 0 0 0 0 0
Other /Not Known 11 2 2 0 3
Total 97 32 30 47 25

Source: Notes

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