Accident and Emergency
Nick Herbert (Shadow Minister (Police Reform), Home Affairs; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited for more than four hours to be seen in the accident and emergency (A&E) department at (a) St. Richard's hospital, Chichester, (b) Princess Royal hospital, Haywards Heath, (c) Worthing hospital, (d) Queen Alexandra hospital, Portsmouth and (e) Royal Sussex county hospital, Brighton in each of the last three years; and whether each of those hospitals met the Government target for A&E waiting times in each of those years.
Rosie Winterton (Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health; Doncaster Central, Labour)
The information requested is only collected at trust level. The table shows the number of people spending over four hours between arrival in accident and emergency and admission, transfer or discharge for Brighton and Sussex university hospitals national health service trust, Portsmouth hospitals NHS trust, Royal West Sussex NHS trust and Worthing and Southlands hospitals NHS trust for each of the last three years for which data is available.
|Organisation||Total attendances (all A&E types)||Percentage of patients spending under four hours between arrival in A&E and admission, transfer or discharge (all A&E types)||Number of patients spending over four hours between arrival in A&E and admission, transfer or discharge(all A&E types)|
|Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS|
|Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Royal West Sussex NHS Trust|
|Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Note: The first full financial year during which trusts were required to meet 98 per cent. was 2005-06. Source: Department of Health dataset QMAE.|