Accident and Emergency Departments

Health written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many attendances there were at major (type 1) accident and emergency departments in each of the former 28 strategic health authority areas in each quarter since the quarter ended June 1997.

Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Minister of State (Department of Health) (Delivery and Quality)

Full information is not available in the format requested. The available information is in the following tables.

Attendances at accident and emergency departments in England, 1997-98 to Q2 2006-07
Quarter Type 1 attendances Attendances at all A&E types
1997-98 14,364,146
1998-99 14,280,388
1999-2000 14,629,025
2000-01 14,293,307
2001-02 Q1 3,633,823
2001-02 Q2 3,685,719
2001-02 Q3 3,443,924
2001-02 Q4 3,340,876
2002-03 Q1 2,913,291 3,740,076
2002-03 Q2 3,095,650 3,746,866
2002-03 Q3 2,882,500 3,435,018
2002-03 Q4 2,930,874 3,469,562
2003-04 Q1 3,217,931 4,132,497
2003-04 Q2 3,281,186 4,347,584
2003-04 Q3 3,106,667 4,027,622
2003-04 Q4 3,059,698 4,009,142
2004-05 Q1 3,377,850 4,502,578
2004-05 Q2 3,381,219 4,556,695
2004-05 Q3 3,257,398 4,374,927
2004-05 Q4 3,249,353 4,402,980
2005-06 Q1 3,520,931 4,859,578
2005-06 Q2 3,403,089 4,744,255
2005-06 Q3 3,346,995 4,605,971
2005-06 Q4 3,282,671 4,549,360
2006-07 Q1 3,509,769 4,891,724
2006-07 Q2 3,493,340 4,892,547
Notes:

1. Prior to Q1 (April to June) 2001-02, attendance data was collected annually and only as a total for all A&E types. At this time, this did not include walk-in centres.

2. A&E attendances split down into A&E type were first collected in Q1 (April to June) 2002-03.

3. From Q1 (April to June) 2003-04, attendances at walk-in centres were included in attendance information for all types of A&E department. Walk-in centres are considered to be a type 3 A&E service.

Source:

Department of Health datasets KH09 and QMAE

Attendances at all types of accident and emergency department, NHS regions, 1997-98 to 2001-02
2001-02
Region 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
England 14,364,146 14,280,388 14,629,025 14,293,307 3,633,823 3,685,719 3,443,924 3,340,876
Northern and Yorkshire 1,908,884 1,900,148 1,940,457 1,884,713 481,648 488,211 456,277 439,494
Trent 1,344,814 1,324,409 1,329,038 1,303,643 344,868 338,374 320,761 309,316
West Midlands 1,690,182 1,689,095 1,740,155 1,682,401 430,965 428,728 404,377 382,004
North West 2,248,105 2,184,748 2,233,799 2,181,244 564,417 555,658 525,782 506,768
Eastern 1,123,343 1,131,896 1,173,271 1,171,833 309,479 315,614 291,993 276,572
London 2,528,522 2,538,380 2,584,316 2,548,166 602,536 619,611 612,470 599,224
South East 2,102,652 2,102,444 2,154,529 2,080,948 539,428 552,400 506,653 491,606
South West 1,417,644 1,409,268 1,473,460 1,440,359 360,482 387,123 325,611 335,892
Notes:

1. Prior to Q1 (April to June) 2001-02, attendance data were collected annually and only as a total for all A&E types. At this time, this did not include walk-in centres.

2. A&E attendances split down into A&E type were not collected until Q1 (April to June) 2002-03.

3. Strategic health authorities were established from 1 April 2002. Prior to this, the national health service in England had regional health authorities.

Source:

Department of Health dataset KH09

Attendances at type 1 accident and emergency department, strategic health authorities, Q1 2002-03 to Q2 2006-07
2002-03 2003-04
SHA Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
England 2,913,291 3,095,650 2,882,500 2,930,874 3,217,931 3,281,186 3,106,667 3,249,353
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire HA 92,304 106,095 94,269 93,215 105,942 112,090 100,524 105,011
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire HA 83,741 86,041 80,665 82,643 89,494 90,301 88,953 94,770
Essex HA 77,615 84,375 78,646 78,806 91,336 94,714 92,479 96,373
North West London HA 141,806 160,240 154,179 160,367 162,551 163,301 163,120 183,052
North Central London HA 96,749 101,049 98,802 102,806 119,068 118,186 118,069 117,739
North East London HA 111,890 116,966 114,581 120,902 126,482 130,264 132,542 150,918
South East London HA 118,717 118,576 111,971 117,163 130,333 113,741 126,194 142,415
South West London HA 106,722 91,844 86,184 90,089 97,076 97,482 97,127 105,505
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear HA 85,208 88,259 84,327 83,234 97,706 99,453 93,431 96,746
County Durham and Tees Valley HA 66,814 71,301 68,190 69,748 79,684 82,807 76,919 79,801
North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire HA 80,995 87,462 80,176 81,417 90,311 93,785 84,548 87,497
West Yorkshire HA 166,676 176,184 164,462 163,545 178,492 182,325 168,905 158,760
Cumbria and Lancashire HA 112,689 120,115 108,873 108,039 120,160 123,743 111,035 115,051
Greater Manchester HA 202,011 214,486 200,412 203,576 222,596 224,982 213,821 221,015
Cheshire and Merseyside HA 163,902 179,833 170,100 166,403 183,318 187,871 177,613 180,798
Thames Valley HA 92,770 101,727 92,964 93,415 104,763 105,926 99,712 107,873
Hampshire and Isle of Wight HA 71,064 78,699 64,964 64,105 71,060 75,492 67,693 71,028
Kent and Medway HA 85,447 88,867 85,783 83,389 93,476 95,614 87,645 88,428
Surrey and Sussex HA 144,901 155,325 141,358 140,713 155,332 154,647 141,995 157,516
Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire HA 101,256 118,453 116,769 119,027 126,560 133,155 122,434 128,721
South West Peninsula HA 68,519 76,484 65,827 69,023 78,434 85,570 73,202 73,969
Dorset and Somerset HA 51,673 57,018 48,330 48,261 58,527 63,911 59,491 51,646
South Yorkshire HA 88,804 95,108 87,961 89,699 98,103 101,153 96,754 98,202
Trent HA 123,389 127,945 114,748 117,548 127,565 133,473 121,091 127,591
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland HA 57,041 59,710 55,662 55,836 60,515 61,742 58,431 63,046
Shropshire and Staffordshire HA 70,526 72,812 66,540 67,376 75,154 74,781 70,205 72,202
Birmingham and the Black Country HA 171,293 176,872 168,783 174,182 186,842 189,470 180,150 183,791
West Midlands South HA 78,769 83,804 76,974 86,347 87,051 91,207 82,584 90,159
2004-05 2005-06
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
England 3,377,850 3,381,219 3,257,398 3,249,353 3,520,931 3,403,089 3,346,995 3,282,671
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire HA 113,539 118,005 108,112 105,011 117,281 115,079 109,897 106,542
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire HA 99,269 99,476 94,993 94,770 102,480 100,130 99,180 97,266
Essex HA 100,299 102,795 96,646 96,373 103,076 101,919 100,534 100,260
North West London HA 175,619 174,449 179,382 183,052 194,212 179,064 187,248 190,088
North Central London HA 126,876 125,507 114,777 117,739 118,502 112,430 116,060 118,793
North East London HA 140,594 142,189 145,439 150,918 158,992 148,498 152,719 159,581
South East London HA 142,553 141,904 141,474 142,415 156,325 148,347 150,051 151,192
South West London HA 105,399 103,839 104,694 105,505 107,579 102,877 107,084 106,653
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear HA 100,724 100,360 98,006 96,476 97,867 95,185 93,950 90,801
County Durham and Tees Valley HA 85,987 85,942 81,533 79,801 89,727 85,063 82,027 80,990
North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire HA 94,037 94,550 87,957 96,680 98,034 94,308 89,583 97,649
West Yorkshire HA 179,052 176,804 168,046 158,760 174,021 167,784 166,954 163,397
Cumbria and Lancashire HA 123,800 122,168 115,295 115,051 128,370 127,349 121,087 116,795
Greater Manchester HA 227,928 221,756 221,216 221,015 241,235 232,725 235,462 233,230
Cheshire and Merseyside HA 189,137 187,370 182,294 180,798 196,105 189,190 181,124 177,421
Thames Valley HA 112,916 113,684 107,496 107,873 115,952 113,463 110,616 101,567
Hampshire and Isle of Wight HA 75,609 75,358 70,307 71,028 78,425 78,929 75,499 70,740
Kent and Medway HA 98,997 99,854 94,198 88,428 86,682 85,036 83,325 82,338
Surrey and Sussex HA 150,684 154,353 156,633 157,516 171,840 168,510 155,933 145,955
Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire HA 134,129 134,919 128,323 128,721 143,317 137,038 130,376 122,838
South West Peninsula HA 81,520 84,797 75,039 73,969 80,335 85,962 76,446 73,362
Dorset and Somerset HA 56,077 57,258 51,901 51.646 57,927 60,299 54,191 51,730
South Yorkshire HA 102,339 100,656 99,014 98,202 107,422 101,808 103,270 101,550
Trent HA 134,971 137,296 128,115 127,591 143,058 137,756 131,989 128,440
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland HA 65,872 65,108 63,098 63,046 70,375 66,826 66,486 65,069
Shropshire and Staffordshire HA 76,514 78,475 72,333 72,202 80,137 76,579 73,996 71,883
Birmingham and the Black Country HA 191,535 190,527 184,497 183,791 202,547 194,555 193,751 195,275
West Midlands South HA 91,874 91,820 86,580 90,159 100,462 96,380 98,157 90,667
2006-07
Q1 Q2
England 3,509,769 3,493,340
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire HA 118,318 121,025
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire HA 103,207 101,183
Essex HA 106,035 105,340
North West London HA 192,454 187,202
North Central London HA 119,920 118,825
North East London HA 153,101 147,532
South East London HA 155,673 150,151
South West London HA 109,253 107,788
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear HA 98,191 97,384
County Durham and Tees Valley HA 89,623 89,882
North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire HA 98,034 97,649
West Yorkshire HA 175,443 172,654
Cumbria and Lancashire HA 129,679 129,662
Greater Manchester HA 251,217 245,735
Cheshire and Merseyside HA 187,683 186,105
Thames Valley HA 109,831 109,564
Hampshire and Isle of Wight HA 78,388 79,631
Kent and Medway HA 87,942 89,622
Surrey and Sussex HA 156,395 157,963
Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire HA 137,526 137,602
South West Peninsula HA 86,392 90,923
Dorset and Somerset HA 58,245 61,391
South Yorkshire HA 108,254 107,175
Trent HA 142,585 143,782
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland HA 70,530 69,487
Shropshire and Staffordshire HA 78,814 77,853
Birmingham and the Black Country HA 206,959 206,758
West Midlands South HA 100,077 103,472
Notes:

1. Prior to Q1 (April to June) 2001-02, attendance data was collected annually and only as a total for all A&E types. At this time, this did not include walk-in centres.

2. A&E attendances split down into A&E type were first collected in Q1 (April to June) 2002-03.

3. From Q1 (April to June) 2003-04, attendances at walk-in centres were included in attendance information for all types of A&E department. Walk-in centres are considered to be a type 3 A&E service.

4. Strategic health authorities were established from 1 April 2002. Prior to this, the national health service in England had regional health authorities.

Source:

Department of Health dataset QMAE

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