Hospitals: Greater London

Health written question – answered on 16th July 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2012, Official Report, columns 338-40W, on accident and emergency departments, how many people waited for more than (a) two hours and (b) four hours to be seen by accident and emergency staff at (i) Northwick Park Hospital, (ii) Hillington Hospital, (iii) St Mary's Hospital, Paddington and (iv) Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

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

The information is not held in the format requested. Information is available at trust level. The total number of accident and emergency (A&E) attendances for April 2011 to February 2012 is shown in the following table. This is provisional and therefore subject to change.

Trust name Total A&E attendances 0 to 120 minutes to departure 121 to 240 minutes to departure Over 240 minutes Unknown
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 98,930 44,124 52,296 2,510
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 105,286 50,568 51,816 2,501 401
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 113,370 31,876 72,357 9,137
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 245,497 110,403 104,495 14,488 16,111
Notes: 1. The total amount of time spent in the A&E department is calculated as the difference in time from arrival at A&E to the time when the patient is discharged from A&E care. This includes being admitted to hospital, died in the department, discharged with no follow up or discharged - referred to another specialist department. 2. The data are provisional and may be incomplete or contain errors for which no adjustments have yet been made. Counts produced from provisional data are likely to be lower than those generated for the same period in the final dataset. This shortfall will be most pronounced in the final month of the latest period, i.e. November from the (month 9) April to November extract. It is also probable that clinical data are not complete, which may in particular affect the last two months of any given period. There may also be errors due to coding inconsistencies that have not yet been investigated and corrected. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics collated by the NHS Information Centre.

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