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Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients that waited longer than four hours in A&E in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2018-19.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 03 October 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

In 2009-10 there were 20,511,908 attendances of which 353,617 patients waited longer than four hours in accident and emergency.

In 2018-19 there were 24,826,981 attendances of which 2,976,112 people waited more than four hours but in the face of rising demand, over 4,315,000 1,692,578 more patients were seen within four hours compared to 2009-10.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

In 2009-10 there were 20,511,908 attendances of which 353,617 patients waited longer than four hours in accident and emergency.

In 2018-19 there were 24,826,981 attendances of which 2,976,112 people waited more than four hours but in the face of rising demand, over 4,315,000 1,692,578 more patients were seen within four hours compared to 2009-10.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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