Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients spent 12 hours in A&E from the decision to admit to admission in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015, (d) 2016, (e) 2017, (f) 2018, (g) 2019 to date.

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

The volume of patients spending over 12 hours in accident and emergency (A&E), from decision to admit to admission, in the financial years 2013-14 to 2018-19 is shown in the following table. NHS England collects and publishes this information each month, quarter and year.

Year

Number of patients spending 12 hours or more from decision to admit to admission

2013-14

240

2014-15

1,243

2015-16

1,014

2016-17

3,502

2017-18

3,471

2018-19 (year to date)

1,768

Source: NHS England, A&E attendances and emergency admissions

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ae-waiting-times-and-activity/ae-attendances-and-emergency-admissions-2018-19/

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