Northern Ireland - 2011
This statistical release presents information on the number of persons injured by fireworks and treated at emergency care departments in Northern Ireland during the 2011 Halloween period. The 2011 Halloween period covered the four-week period from Monday 17th October to Monday 14th November 2011. (see Note).
During the 2011 Halloween period:
Information presented in this brief is collected annually over a four week period between mid-October and mid-November using the Fireworks Injuries return (FWK1). The FWK1 information return records all persons reporting to hospital emergency care departments for the first time with an injury caused directly by fireworks. The return was introduced as an interim measure to monitor the volume of persons presenting at emergency care departments during the Halloween period with injuries from fireworks until such time as a functional patient level dataset became available.
Detailed notes and definitions are shown here, Notes.