Accident and Emergency Departments: Patients

Health written question – answered on 27th July 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients attended each accident and emergency department in London (a) in each of the last three years and (b) in 2010 on the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

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The following table sets out the number of first attendances at accident and emergency departments, minor injury units and walk in centres in London national health service organisations from April 2007 to March 2010. The data is collected by provider trust rather than by department and is the latest published data available.

First attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments, minor injury units and walk in centres, London NHS organisations April 2007 to March 2010
Organisation name 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Total 3,697,022 3,780,506 3,980,549
Havering Primary Care Trust 36,048 37,176 42,687
Barnet Primary Care Trust 72,230 78,570 89,886
Hillingdon Primary Care Trust - 30,512 30,517
Barking and Dagenham Primary Care Trust 38,608 54,622 56,726
City and Hackney Teaching Primary Care Trust 9,124 10,415 16,010
Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust 44,697 43,108 45,523
Newham Primary Care Trust 50,461 39,637 47,835
Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust 31,349 36,640 35,349
Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust 19,595 14,058 20,751
Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust 13,903 14,620 14,577
Westminster Primary Care Trust 27,455 27,556 29,386
Wandsworth Primary Care Trust 13,649 45,241 77,652
Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust 47,362 46,786 46,675
Redbridge Primary Care Trust 5,092 33,688 36,875
Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust 48,332 45,147 54,169
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 74,002 77,308 85,746
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 108,822 107,902 110,431
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust 123,086 96,030 100,224
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust 97,439 100,540 104,405
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust 100,967 98,324 98,812
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust 194,654 177,625 181,890
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 91,474 90,291 94,928
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust 99,534 98,224 -
Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust 84,202 84,162 -
Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust 86,281 92,947 98,484
Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust 74,060 80,273 -
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 147,257 144,627 154,214
The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust 140,556 126,564 125,471
St Mary's Hospital NHS Trust 56,796 - -
Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust 151,498 151,768 154,389
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust 156,808 133,430 111,087
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 111,880 135,476 143,474
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 89,231 86,991 92,792
Newham University Hospital NHS Trust 83,042 88,496 66,924
Baits and The London NHS Trust 117,109 119,453 124,879
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 58,671 64,487 69,383
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 97,688 97,574 100,746
The Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust 49,081 - -
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 108,857 108,868 111,957
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 94,962 93,558 100,715
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 197,273 207,819 244,445
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 145,965 150,072 149,780
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 128,108 129,786 135,998
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 102,581 208,057 227,639
South London Healthcare NHS Trust - - 274,634
IS Walk-in Centres with a Commuter Focus 67,233 72,078 72,484
Notes:

1. Information is not collected on the number of patients treated at A&E departments. However, data on the number of attendances at A&E departments are available and published quarterly via the Department of Health's Quarterly Monitoring Accident and Emergency Services (QMAE) dataset. This includes patients who attended A&E but who were not subsequently treated and counts each attendance by the same patient separately.

2. Certain organisations merged during the submission periods of QMAE. These include:

Closed in September 2007 (merge):

St Mary's Hospital NHS Trust

The Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust

Opened October 2007:

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Closed in March 2009 (merge):

Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust

Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust

Opened April 2009:

South London Healthcare NHS Trust

3. Primary care trusts manage services at Type 3 A&E Units (minor injury units, and walk-in centres) and also commission these services from the independent sector.

Source:

Department of Health's Quarterly Monitoring Accident and Emergency Services (QMAE) dataset

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