Hot Weather-Related Conditions

Health written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) accident and emergency department attendances and (b) hospital admissions in England with a hot-weather related primary diagnosis, including sunburn, there have been in each year since 1997, broken down by age.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

Diagnosis-specific data are not collected or held centrally on accident and emergency department attendances. However, it is collected by hospital admissions and the information available is shown in the table.

Count of finished admissions, admitted via accident and emergency, primary diagnosis hot weather related illness including sunburn, split by age group 0–14, 15–64 and 65+, NHS hospitals in England 1997–98 to 2003–04
Finished admissions Age bands
Total 0–14 15–64 65 +
1997–98 162 44 85 33
1998–99 127 45 72 10
1999–2000 176 52 103 21
2000–01 126 43 70 13
2001–02 144 51 76 17
2002–03 101 40 54 7
2003–04 188 62 95 31

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health.

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