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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) St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, (ii) West Middlesex University Hospital, (iii) Whipps Cross University Hospital and (iv) Whittington Hospital NHS Trust in (A) 2010-11 and (B) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.
The number of attendances at accident and emergency for the specified providers by the duration to departure for each attendance in 2010-11 is shown in the following table. Data for 2011-12 are not yet available and will be published in due course.
|Trust||Total||0 to 120 minutes||121 to 240 minutes||>240 minutes||Unknown|
|St George's Healthcare NHS Trust||117,577||31,322||81,232||4,994||29|
|West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust||105,617||39,216||64,031||2,370||0|
|Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust||110,977||37,164||68,518||5,109||186|
|Whittington Hospital NHS Trust||84,481||18,838||63,122||2,520||1|
|Notes: 1. Activity at Accident and Emergency 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. Duration to Departure represents the total amount of time spent in the Accident and Emergency department. This 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 (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre|