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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited more than (a) two hours and (b) four hours in accident and emergency at (i) North Middlesex University Hospital, (ii) North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, (iii) Royal Free Hampstead Hospital, (iv) Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and (v) South London Healthcare NHS Trust in (A) 2010-11 and (B) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
The total numbers of accident and emergency (A&E) attendances during 2010-11 for the trusts covering the specified hospitals is shown in the following table, together with figures showing duration to departure. There are no A&E facilities at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Data for 2011-12 are not yet available.
|Duration to Departure|
|Trust name||Total A&E attendances||0 to 120 minutes to departure||121 to 240 minutes to departure||Over 240 minutes||Unknown|
|North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust||136,876||40,725||91,956||4,193||2|
|North West London Hospitals NHS Trust||172,300||64,112||98,536||9,652||—|
|Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust||86,383||33,323||47,588||5,472||—|
|South London Healthcare NHS Trust||226,856||84,779||121,540||20,477||60|
|Notes: 1. Activity at A&E departments is recorded as the number of attendances. Please note that an individual person may attend the same or different A&E departments within any given year and therefore this does not represent the number of patients. 2. 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. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics collated by the NHS Information Centre|