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Accident and Emergency Departments: North East

Health written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited longer than four hours in each accident and emergency ward in (a) Northumbria, (b) Tyne and Wear and (c) County Durham (i) in each of the last three years and (ii) between (A) January and March 2012 and (B) January and March 2011.

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

This information is shown in the following table:

Numbers of people waiting over four hours in accident and emergency (A&E) type 1(major) departments
  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2011(1) 2012(1)
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 2,564 3,691 3,094 654 1442 697
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust 1,353 3,001 7,776 1891 1,584 2,816
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 1,673 2,543 1,013. 462 362 868
South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust 844 1,137 2,751 407 557 1,283
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 2,839 47,080 4,526 1,081 1,554 686
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust 979 1245 2,281 630 366 633
(1) January to March Notes: 1. Year to date for 2012-13 is up to and including week ending 17 June 2012. 2. The QMAE Quarterly return was not collected after April 2011, therefore the more recent data have been drawn from the newer A&E Weekly Activity return (WSit AE). Source: Department of Health QMAE quarterly return (2009-10 and 2010-11 data) Department of Health QSitAE weekly return (2011-13 data).

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