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Accident And Emergency (Waiting Times)

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what week the most recent NHS-wide assessment of accident and emergency waiting times was carried out. [111030]

We continually monitor performance of accident and emergency (A and E) waiting times and publish the results every quarter.A national health service-wide assessment of total time in A and E was carried out in the week ending 30 March to assess performance against the national end of March 2003 milestone for 90 per cent. of patients in England to be admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours of arrival at accident and emergency.