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Accident And Emergency Units

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the population served of each district health authority; and how many accident and emergency centres each district has.

[holding answer 11 May 1990]: The available information is given in the table.Comparisons between district health authorities based on the number of accident and emergency departments per head of resident population may be misleading as factors such as the population density, the numbers of holidaymakers or workers coming into the district, and ready access to specialised services in adjacent districts are taken into account when planning services. Furthermore the heading "accident and emergency" includes departments offering a wide range of levels of service.

Resident population estimates, by district health authority, as at 30 June 1988, and numbers of NHS hospital sites having accident and emergency departments, by health authority, as at 31 March 1989 Northern RHA
Health authorityResident population (thousands)Number of hospital sites having A and E departments
Hartlepool88·41
North Tees176·81
South Tees287·911
East Cumbria179·413
South Cumbria172·62
West Cumbria137·213
Darlington124·51
Durham233·91
North West Durham85·91
South West Durham152·51
Northumberland301·417
Gateshead206·21
Newcastle279·62
North Tyneside192·95
South Tyneside155·72
Sunderland296·12

Yorkshire RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Hull297·69
East Yorkshire198·89
Grimsby157·51
Scunthorpe196·63
Northallerton117·27
York264·77
Scarborough145·87
Harrogate135·82
Bradford337·02
Airedale176·74
Calderdale195·91
Huddersfield211·51
Dewsbury163·81
Leeds Western365·32
Leeds Eastern344·32
Wakefield145·21
Pontefract166·44

Trent RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

North Derbyshire363·210
Southern Derbyshire530·813
Leicestershire885·523
North Lincolnshire273·212
South Lincolnshire309·414
Bassetlaw104·81
Central Nottinghamshire289·22
Nottingham613·71
Barnsley220·91
Doncaster291·63
Rotherham251·81
Sheffield528·35

East Anglian RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Cambridge275·61
Peterborough208·55
West Suffolk228·15
East Suffolk322·69
Norwich472·411
Great Yarmouth and Waveney200·14
West Norfolk and Wisbech191·47
Huntingdon135·71

North West Thames RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

North Bedfordshire251·61
South Bedfordshire279·11
North Hertfordshire186·04
East Hertfordshire294·61
North West Hertfordshire261·42
South West Hertfordshire243·91
Barnet301·43
Harrow197·11
Hillingdon231·72
Hounslow and Spelthorne276·66
Ealing297·3I
Riverside276·04
Parkside373·74

North East Thames Regional Health Authority

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Basildon and Thurrock282·02
Mid Essex290·81
North East Essex311·67
West Essex249·911
Southend325·31
Barking, Havering and Brentwood453·12
Hampstead108·41
Bloomsbury126·71
Islington169·21
City and Hackney193·32
Newham207·01
Tower Hamlets161·82
Enfield260·91
Haringey192·31
Redbridge230·81
Waltham Forest213·3I

South East Thames Regional Health Authority

Health Authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Brighton308·25
Eastbourne235·24
Hastings169·39
South East Kent268·44
Canterbury and Thanet309·312
Dartford and Gravesham217·23
Maidstone199·32
Med way330·23
Tunbridge Wells196·010
Bexley220·41
Greenwich214·52
Bromley298·23
West Lambeth158·61
Camberwell210·51
Lewisham and North South wark316·33

South West Thames RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

North West Surrey206·98
West Surrey and North East Hampshire277·61
South West Surrey181·17
Mid Surrey165·25
East Surrey182·610
Chichester182·6n/a
Mid Downs276·84
Worthing244·04
Croydon317·24
Kingston and Esher177·22
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton229·71
Wandsworth188·22
Merton and Sutton332·35

Wessex RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

East Dorset451·711
West Dorset203·917
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire527·917
Southampton and South West Hampshire419·72
Winchester212·32
Basingstoke and North Hampshire220·91
Salisbury121·02
Swindon234·24
Bath407·012
Isle of Wight129·81

Oxford RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

East Berkshire362·12
West Berkshire454·25
Aylesbury Vale145·42
Wycombe268·29
Milton Keynes177·61
Kettering258·31
Northampton312·01
Oxfordshire545·932

South Western RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Bristol and Weston367·74
Frenchay221·85
Southmead232·34
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly460·623
Exeter308·624
North Devon135·619
Plymouth334·316
Torbay242·621
Cheltenham212·417
Gloucester315·112
Somerset405·018

West Midlands RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Bromsgrove and Redditch167·13
Herefordshire157·36
Kidderminster and District102·64
Worcester and District243·911
Shropshire400·836
Mid Staffordshire313·84
North Staffordshire461·53
South East Staffordshire257·68
Rugby86·31
North Warwickshire175·11
South Warwickshire223·37
Central Birmingham180·22
East Birmingham196·91
North Birmingham164·01
South Birmingham246·12
West Birmingham206·62
Coventry306·22
Dudley304·31
Sandwell296·31

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Solihull204·92
Walsall262·31
Wolverhampton249·42

Mersey RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Chester176·71
Crewe248·52
Halton143·62
Macclesfield179·913
Warrington187·71
Liverpool469·613
St. Helens and Knowsley346·02
Southport and Formby120·11
South Sefton177·53
Wirral354·33

North Western RHA

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

Lancaster131·11
Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde320·013
Preston128·11
Blackburn, Hynburn and Ribble Valley264·83
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale228·31
West Lancashire105·41
Chorley and South Ribble196·82
Bolton263·62
Bury175·02
North Manchester139·72
Central Manchester122·46
South Manchester183·82
Oldham219·51
Rochdale214·21
Salford235·61
Stockport290·91
Tameside and Glossop247·01
Trafford215·83
Wigan307·62

Special Health Authorities

Health authority

Resident population (thousands)

Number of hospital sites having A and E departments

The Hospitals for Sick Children1
Moorfields Eye Hospital1
Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals1
Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's1
The Eastman Dental Hospital2

Source: Population estimates, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.

A and E departments, KH03 return.

n/a = not available.