A and E Waiting Times

Health written question – answered on 27th June 2006.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for accident and emergency departments at hospitals in the Greater London area in each of the last five years.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

Information is not collected on the average waiting time in accident and emergency (A and E) departments. However, since 2002-03 information on the number and percentage of all attenders who were admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours of arrival at A and E has been collected and published quarterly. Information for national health service organisations in London is shown in the following table for the second quarter of 2002-03 to 2005-06.

Total time spent in A and E from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge, NHS organisations in London, Q2 2002-03 to 2005-06
Percentage < four hours
Annual
Organisation 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 (Q2 to Q4)
Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust 98.0 96.2 89.2 69.8
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust 98.2 97.4 88.9 80.0
Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust (PCT) 100.0 100.0
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust 98.2 97.4 88.9 80.0
Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust (PCT) 100.0 100.0
Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust 97.8 95.5 89.9 78.1
Kensington and Chelsea PCT 100.0 100.0 100.0
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 97.6 93.0 82.6 79.2
St. Mary's NHS Trust 98.3 96.9 87.7 69.1
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust 98.2 93.7 85.2 71.0
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 97.8 95.9 87.1 80.5
Westminster PCT 100.0 100.0 100.0
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 95.0 88.5 80.6 71.9
Barnet PCT 99.9 99.7 99.9
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 99.5 96.8 94.1
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 97.7 96.3 89.8 84.9
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 97.9 95.6 89.3 90.1
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 98.1 95.5 85.4 78.6
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 98.9 95.2 89.0 81.0
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust 98.1 93.9 80.9 67.8
Barts and The London NHS Trust 97.6 95.0 87.0 68.7
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 98.1 95.1 87.4 70.1
Newham University Hospital NHS Trust 96.6 91.7 80.9 62.4
Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust 97.2 95.8 83.8 60.1
Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust 98.3 96.7 91.1 70.9
Guy's and St. Thomas1 NHS Foundation Trust 98.0 96.6 93.7 73.1
King's College Hospital NHS Trust 98.5 96.8 90.1 80.7
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust 98.2 96.1 91.7 74.1
Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust 97.7 95.6 91.3 68.0
The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust 97.2 94.8 89.1 68.1
Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 96.5 93.6 89.2 78.1
Source:

Department of Health dataset QMAE

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