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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03209: Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 26 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many children have been admitted to hospital as a result of being burned by an electrical product in each of the last five years, broken down by type of product.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 10 October 2016

The definition of patients relates to an individual patient. However the same patient can be counted more than once.

2015: 72

2014: 66

2013: 54

2012: 58

2011: 85

The annual totals for children admitted to hospital as a result of being burned by an electrical product in the categories above were:

For annual totals of children admitted to hospital as a result of being burned by an electrical product over the last five years, the combined contact with hot household appliances (not necessarily electrical) and contact with hot heating appliances, radiators and pipes (not necessarily electrical) also included supressed values due to the potential risk of disclosure and to maintain patient confidentiality.