Bariatric rescues



Request detail: 

I am writing to request some information under the Freedom of Information Act in relation to the rescue of a “bariatric person”

I understand that in April 2012 a new category relating to obese people was created for your incident reporting systems.

Could you please tell me how many call outs you received to move Bariatric or obese people from their homes or to rescue them during the following calendar years: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013?

Would it be possible to reveal whether you were called to assist the ambulance service or the police, or whether you received a call directly from the person’s home?

Would you be able to list the gender of the people you moved?

Where possible – could you pleas reveal the age of the youngest and oldest person that you would called to assist?

If you have already been asked this question in a recent FOI request, could you please redact and send to me?

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached the information requested where this has been recorded in our Incident Recording System. Please note that the age column is not always populated. We also do not hold any data for 2013 and we do not record the gender of the individuals. 

Information Released: 



Sunday, 12 March, 2023


Wednesday, 12 April, 2023