York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Health written question – answered on 7th July 2014.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mean and median waiting time was for treatment at accident and emergency in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2007-08 and in each year since.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The following table shows the mean and median waiting times for assessment, treatment, and departure at accident and emergency departments at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

  Mean duration to assessment Median duration to assessment Mean duration to treatment Median duration to treatment Mean duration to departure Median duration to departure
2007-08 23.3 17 23.1 17 120.0 102
2008-09 24.1 17 24.0 17 116.0 99
2009-10 27.1 19 26.8 19 112.7 100
2010-11 30.9 22 30.5 22 118.0 105
2011-12 24.8 15 55.7 39 95.0 77
2012-13 17.2 5 45.0 26 111.8 88
Notes: 1. Duration to Assessment The total amount of time in minutes between the patient’s arrival and their initial assessment in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. This is calculated as the difference in time from arrival at A&E to the time when the patient is initially assessed. 2. Duration to Treatment The total amount of time in minutes between the patient’s arrival and the start of their treatment. This is calculated as the difference in time from arrival at A&E to the time when the patient began treatment. 3. Duration to Departure The total amount of time spent in minutes in the A&E 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

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