NHS: Accident and Emergency Departments

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th July 2013.

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Photo of Baroness McDonagh Baroness McDonagh Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS patients have waited longer than 4 hours for treatment in accident and emergency units in each quarter since January 2010.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information showing how many patients waited longer than four hours in accident and emergency (A&E) departments from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge in each quarter since January 2010 is shown in the following table.

A&E attendances > four hours from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge
Year Quarter Total (all types)
2009-10 Q4: Jan - Mar 102,163
2010-11 Q1: April - June 86,672
- Q2: July - Sept 106,799
- Q3: Oct - Dec 184,263
- Q4: Jan - Mar 179,380
2011-12 Ql: April - June 162,348
- Q2: July - Sept 144,843
- Q3: Oct - Dec 191,920
- Q4: Jan - Mar 225,832
2012-13 Q1: April - June 187,752
- Q2: July - Sept 167,921
- Q3: Oct - Dec 231,969
- Q4: Jan - Mar 313,769
2013-14 Q1: April - June 241,144

Source:

NHS England

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