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Waiting Times

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was in A&E from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge in (a) England, (b) Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Shropshire, (c) Princess Royal Hospital Telford and (d) Wrexham Maelor District General Hospital on the last date for which figures are available. [111690]

Information on average waiting times in accident and emergency (A&E) departments in England is not collected. Information is available on the proportion of patients who spend less than four hours in A&E from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge for each acute NHS trust in England. The available information is shown in the table.

Total time spent in major A&E departments, NHS trusts in England, October to December 2003
NamePercentage of patients who spent less than 4 hrs in A&E
England78
Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals NHS Trust88
Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust87

Source:

Department of Health form QMAE

Questions relating to hospitals in Wales are now matters for the devolved Administrations.