Hammersmith Hospital

Health written question – answered on 26th May 2005.

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Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Conservative, Hammersmith and Fulham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of emergency admissions in the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust area are to (a) Charing Cross Hospital and (b) Hammersmith Hospital.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is shown in the table.

Count of emergency in-year admission episodes for Hammersmith Hospitals National Health Service Trust (provider code—RQN)
2003–04 2002–03
Hospital site of

treatment

Emergency admissions Percentage Emergency admissions Percentage
Charing Cross

Hospital

11,922 58.79 10,347 59.54
Hammersmith Hospital 8,348 41.17 7,022 40.41
Other 8 0.04 9 0.05
Total 20,278 100 17,378 100
2001–02 Total over 3 years
Hospital site of

treatment

Emergency admissions Percentage Emergency admissions Percentage
Charing Cross

Hospital

9,511 58.48 31,780 58.94
Hammersmith Hospital 6,752 41.52 22,122 41.03
Other 0 0 17 0.03
Total 16,263 100 53,919 100

Notes:

1. Data split by site of treatment and the proportion of episodes are calculated as a percentage for each site.

2. Data provided for datayears 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04 and total figures calculated over the three datayears.

3. An in-year admission is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider, excluding admissions beginning before 1 April at the start of the datayear. Periods of care ongoing at the end of the datayear (unfinished admission episodes) are included. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.

4. Data quality—hospital episode statistics (HES) are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. The Health and Social Care Information Centre liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.

5. Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).

Source:

HES, Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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