Accident and Emergency Departments

Health written question – answered on 25th February 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the use of accident and emergency departments at (a) University College Hospital, (b) the Royal Free Hospital, (c) Whittington Hospital, (d) Barnet General Hospital, (e) North Middlesex Hospital and (f) Chase Farm Hospital in each year since 2000.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Health Services), Department of Health

Information is collected on first attendances in accident and emergency (A and E) departments. This excludes follow-up visits for the same condition, but counts each attendance by the same patient for different conditions separately. The following table shows reported first attendances for north central London by national health service trust.

First attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments, minor injury units and walk-in centres, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, North Middlesex University Hospital, Royal Free Hampstead, The Whittington Hospital, University College London Hospitals
First attendances
OrgID Name 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
RVL Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 113,020 112,805 113,918 125,269 137,251 146,758 148,436 145,965 150,072
RAP North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 3,245 3,125 4,968 27,812 42,414 53,283 151,702 108,822 107,902
RAL Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 6,881 6,088 9,474 6,172 3,522 75,130 73,717 4,002 7,308
RKE The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 67,833 5,275 65,904 9,482 77,283 9,921 1,715 9,231 6,991
RRV University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation 63,386 61,202 65,196 70,956 76,910 82,109 91,429 94,962 93,558
Notes: 1. This data is subject to our formal revision policy. 2. A&E attendances were collected annually from 1987-88 to 2002-03 on the KH09 as A&E/MIU. 3. WiC attendances were added in Ql 2003-04. 4. A&E attendances were first collected in Ql 2002-03 on the QMAE. 5. IS provided services were added in Ql 2007-08. These data were collected retrospectively at the end of 2007-08. They were added to the QMAE from Ql 2008-09. 6. North Middlesex reported a WiC between 2004-05 and 2006-07. 7. The Whittington reported a WiC from 2004-05 to 2008-09. Source: Department of Health dataset KH09, QMAE.

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