1,000 self harm A&E presentations

More than 1,000 people presented themselves to Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital’s A&E department as a result of self harm last year.

The Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm 2012/13 shows a total of 1,048 A&E self harm presentations were recorded at the Derry hospital - just under 13% of all presentations to A&Es in the North.

Brendan Bonner from the Public Health Agency said the report demonstrates the challenges in terms of addressing self harm.