Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater Manchester

Health written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited longer than four hours in each accident and emergency ward in (a) Trafford, (b) Manchester and (c) Salford (i) in each of the last three years, (ii) between January and March 2012 and (iii) between January and March 2011.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table. All the trusts mentioned are currently achieving the four-hour accident and emergency (A&E) standard on a quarter to date basis.

Number of people waiting over four hours in A&E departments
  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13(1) 2011 2012
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 3,686 7,476 9,403 2,279 2,071 3,344
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust 1,132 1,770 1,574 n/a 413 356
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 1,638 2,242 3,499 883 743 962
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust 2,137 3,640 4,467 1,286 1,043 1,255
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 14,250 12,810 14,668 2,567 3,361 2,182
(1) Year to date (2) January to March Notes: 1. Year to date for 2012-13 is up to and including week ending 24 June 2012. 2. The QMAE quarterly return was not collected after September 2011; therefore, the more recent data has been drawn from the A&E weekly return (QSitAE). 3. ‘n/a’ represents figures that are not available. On 1 April 2012, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust completed the acquisition of Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust. Source: Department of Health QMAE quarterly return (2009-10 and 2010-11 data) Department of Health WSitAE weekly return (2011-13 data)

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