Accident and Emergency Departments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th September 2018.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many A&E Departments in NHS hospitals treated more than 300 patients per day in (a) Harlow, (b) Essex (c) the East of England and (d) England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

A count of National Health Service hospital provider sites with an average of over 300 accident and emergency (A&E) attendances per day in Harlow, Essex, East of England and England, in the financial years 2012-13 to 2016-17, is shown in the following table.

Due to coding issues within NHS Digital’s Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) dataset, as well as some providers running multiple A&E departments from the same hospital site, there may be undercounts within the data. Figures shown are representative of the number of admissions, not the number of individual patients as a person may have more than one attendance within the time periods shown:

Area

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Harlow

-

-

-

-

-

Essex

-

-

1

1

1

East of England

-

-

2

3

3

England

43

46

55

63

66

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Digital

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