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Out of Area Treatment

Health written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients registered at an address in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland received treatment at a hospital in England in each month since May 2007.

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

The following tables show the number of finished admission episodes (in-patients), out-patient attendances (out-patient) and accident and emergency (A&E) attendances for patients identified as resident in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from May 2007 to March 2012.

Inpatient finished admission episodes (FAEs(1))
  Month Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Total FAEs
2007 May 596 4,388 146 1,147,113
2007 June 648 4,196 144 1,104,802
2007 July 847 4,549 192 1,145,539
2007 August 658 4,234 139 1,112,277
2007 September 625 4,098 142 1,082,317
2007 October 652 4,398 149 1,193,763
2007 November 638 4,391 156 1,163,552
2007 December 525 3,764 108 1,038,820
2008 January 533 4,341 149 1,178,857
2008 February 518 4,149 140 1,136,323
2008 March 513 4,218 120 1,124,737
2007-08 Unknown 14 1,026
           
2008 April 589 4,552 145 1,183,865
2008 May 576 4,379 119 1,152,208
2008 June 676 4,574 155 1,159,465
2008 July 808 4,928 180 1,224,943
2008 August 645 4,346 144 1,107,367
2008 September 636 4,527 131 1,188,091
2008 October 638 4,937 155 1,245,045
2008 November 514 4,454 124 1,174,331
2008 December 630 4,379 109 1,156,641
2009 January 566 4,500 192 1,185,322
2009 February 473 4,127 161 1,110,094
2009 March 575 4,763 211 1,265,296
2008-09 Unknown 24
           
2009 April 600 4,559 157 1,176,322
2009 May 618 4,298 198 1,161,147
2009 June 688 4,754 175 1,233,630
2009 July 837 4,868 218 1,250,820
2009 August 697 4,416 175 1,134,941
2009 September 655 4,784 141 1,227,678
2009 October 625 4,917 154 1,263,743
2009 November 602 4,899 148 1,237,284
2009 December 576 4,512 147 1,195,749
2010 January 587 4,358 142 1,168,688
2010 February 544 4,357 144 1,159,192
2010 March 642 5,100 193 1,328,515
2009-10 Unknown 3
           
2010 April 674 4611 131 1,197,916
2010 May 608 4808 153 1,214,441
2010 June 662 5,027 208 1,267,020
2010 July 802 4,974 192 1,271,826
2010 August 712 4,781 191 1,207,305
2010 September 697 4,800 174 1,265,420
2010 October 722 4,651 175 1,260,699
2010 November 644 4,877 182 1,288,492
2010 December 528 4,160 127 1,185,182
2011 January 615 4,228 158 1,223,968
2011 February 522 4,329 141 1,173,697
2011 March 625 5,033 159 1,334,848
2010-11 Unknown 30
           
2011 April 612 4,356 163 1,153,007
2011 May 635 4,803 187 1,235,567
2011 June 678 4,885 196 1,270,018
2011 July 866 4,630 227 1,242,971
2011 August 721 4,894 199 1,238,800
2011 September 640 4,894 177 1,256,931
2011 October 701 4,732 184 1,256,062
2011 November 518 4,886 156 1,290,705
2011 December 574 4,658 149 1,205,098
2012 January 516 4,772 185 1,281,841
2012 February 532 4,715 169 1,245,647
2012 March 581 5,252 155 1,341,198
2011-12 Unknown 1,551
(1)A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
Outpatient attendances
  Month Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Total attendances
2007 May 1,239 16,077 232 4,587,402
2007 June 1,310 15,610 187 4,482,970
2007 July 1,412 16,366 191 4,657,427
2007 August 1,336 15,924 213 4,437,888
2007 September 1,199 15,236 209 4,401,026
2007 October 1,486 18,005 266 5,018,526
2007 November 1,363 17,357 218 4,892,107
2007 December 1,054 13,524 162 3,804,210
2008 January 1,344 17,823 216 5,007,974
2008 February 1,232 16,829 214 4,664,936
2008 March 1,207 15,156 175 4,300,343
2007-08 Unknown
           
2008 April 1,414 18,636 258 5,231,205
2008 May 1,262 16,881 243 4,736,639
2008 June 1,410 17,797 224 5,015,809
2008 July 1,551 19,048 264 5,356,906
2008 August 1,259 16,069 201 4,429,787
2008 September 1,529 19,185 235 5,254,169
2008 October 1,457 19,105 240 5,466,323
2008 November 1,416 18,101 246 4,996,065
2008 December 1,245 16,768 220 4,691,664
2009 January 1,301 17,742 254 5,184,452
2009 February 1,207 16,243 292 4,689,794
2009 March 1,460 19,107 368 5,554,413
2008-09 Unknown
           
2009 April 1,381 19,819 348 5,418,178
2009 May 1,221 18,049 249 5,117,063
2009 June 1,523 21,141 315 5,954,518
2009 July 1,589 21,546 348 5,893,611
2009 August 1,394 18,244 362 5,053,890
2009 September 1,565 21,559 419 5,924,923
2009 October 1,456 21,361 369 5,851,855
2009 November 1,352 20,970 355 5,842,119
2009 December 1,246 18,438 248 5,219,020
2010 January 1,195 18,078 273 5,235,358
2010 February 1,188 20,277 300 5,517,135
2010 March 1,500 23,461 377 6,386,367
2009-10 Unknown
           
2010 April 1,414 21,256 290 5,625,951
2010 May 1,332 20,253 281 5,589,873
2010 June 1,603 22,325 399 6,187,189
2010 July 1,541 21,915 345 6,024,397
2010 August 1,365 20,541 334 5,586,435
2010 September 1,506 22,525 314 6,132,641
2010 October 1,515 21,031 294 5,815,430
2010 November 1,532 22,704 338 6,266,164
2010 December 1,072 17,456 259 4,978,292
2011 January 1,424 21,013 379 5,870,157
2011 February 1,360 20,690 314 5,675,057
2011 March 1,622 24,419 371 6,514,378
2010-11 Unknown
           
2011 April 1,391 19,153 315 5,255,936
2011 May 1,500 21,950 307 6,034,137
2011 June 1,465 23,445 365 6,340,940
2011 July 1,444 21,908 349 5,865,916
2011 August 1,481 22,807 343 6,005,574
2011 September 1,423 23,264 369 6,241,871
2011 October 1,335 22,525 332 6,065,976
2011 November 1,412 24,238 365 6,520,687
2011 December 1,140 20,159 262 5,400,350
2012 January 1,450 23,778 266 6,362,941
2012 February 1,355 22,939 305 6,136,357
2012 March 1,439 23,702 344 6,419,807
2011-12 Unknown
A&E attendances
  Month Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Total Attendances
2007 May 1,149 3,444 149 1,085,820
2007 June 1,196 3,402 179 1,055,606
2007 July 2,125 3,446 276 1,066,035
2007 August 1,554 3,869 241 1,026,979
2007 September 1,182 3,297 146 1,008,982
2007 October 1,201 3,242 168 1,027,328
2007 November 907 2,903 148 998,048
2007 December 1,053 3,020 164 982,490
2008 January 844 2,688 150 975,036
2008 February 727 2,766 154 951,744
2008 March 961 3,067 170 1,049,448
2007-08 Unknown
           
2008 April 1,268 3,105 146 1,125,175
2008 May 1,358 3,636 194 1,235,891
2008 June 1,428 3,436 221 1,189,715
2008 July 2,251 3,709 355 1,199,422
2008 August 1,614 3,984 312 1,149,472
2008 September 1,348 3,346 211 1,131,584
2008 October 1,320 3,499 218 1,152,728
2008 November 883 3,126 202 1,121,270
2008 December 1,231 3,318 152 1,126,183
2009 January 866 2,927 142 1,072,069
2009 February 784 2,796 147 1,031,699
2009 March 1,016 3,371 168 1,258,864
2008-09 Unknown
           
2009 April 1,554 3,781 225 1,316,152
2009 May 1,346 3,789 227 1,365,253
2009 June 1,531 3,921 219 1,372,846
2009 July 2,627 4,197 456 1,372,436
2009 August 1,812 4,464 317 1,281,021
2009 September 1,405 3,739 182 1,298,934
2009 October 1,507 3,742 220 1,341,259
2009 November 1,017 3,384 192 1,275,185
2009 December 1,182 3,360 211 1,271,028
2010 January 923 2,906 156 1,198,195
2010 February 909 2,940 161 1,127,791
2010 March 991 3,318 180 1,349,636
2009-10 Unknown
           
2010 April 1,552 3,755 236 1,361,001
2010 May 1,443 4,041 255 1,443,785
2010 June 1,562 AP78 278 1,397,321
2010 July 2,686 4,342 436 1,442,289
2010 August 1,874 4,468 333 1,345,139
2010 September 1,511 3,813 275 1,346,328
2010 October 1,553 3,764 264 1,356,486
2010 November 968 3,358 203 1,285,427
2010 December 1,113 3,518 215 1,322,514
2011 January 1,020 3,118. 200 1,311,577
2011 February 948 3,098 209 1,212,860
2011 March 1,193 3,513 186 1,420,207
2010-11 Unknown
           
2011 April 1,791 4,125 280 1,473,668
2011 May 1,510 4,146 268 1,516,468
2011 June 1,622 4,114 304 1,443,957
2011 July 2,951 4,309 482 1,516,064
2011 August 1,987 4,795 384 1,436,403
2011 September 1,714 3,951 307 1,460,438
2011 October 1,666 4,131 265 1,514,703
2011 November 1,118 3,569 213 1,425,632
2011 December 1,349 3,815 248 1,411,283
2012 January 1,099 3,364 198 1,433,705
2012 February 1,073 3,554 231 1,400,877
2012 March 1,265 3,974 250 1,586,510
2011-12 Unknown
Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre.

It should be noted that for each of these measures the number does not necessarily equate to the number of patients as it is possible for an individual to have more than one admission or attendance within the period.

Data for 2012-13 is not yet final, but can be made available in the autumn once checks have been completed.

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