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.
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|
|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.|