Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

Health written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

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

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.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

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

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.