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Accident and Emergency Departments

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions there were to accident and emergency departments in 2006, broken down by (a) type and (b) strategic health authority (SHA); and what proportion of the resident population of each SHA the latter figure represents. (126550)

Information on the number of emergency admissions via accident and emergency (A&E) departments for January to December 2006, broken down by A&E type and strategic health authority, is show in the following table.

Information on the number of attendances at A&E departments is a separate collection.

Strategic health authority (SHA) name

Admissions via type 1 (major) A & E

Admissions via type 2 (single specialty) A & E departments

Admissions via type 3 (minor injury and illness services) A & E departments

Total admissions via A & E

Population1

Admissions as percentage of population

England

2,947,677

37,062

25,675

3,073,151

50,431,65 4

6.1

North East

149,968

127

3,714

157,650

2,558,308

6.2

North West

525,953

5,063

2,374

540,827

6,846,249

7.9

Yorkshire and the Humber

305,719

0

1,475

308,669

5,063,944

6.1

East Midlands

187,863

4,140

1,629

199,401

4,306,335

4.6

West Midlands

289,334

5,265

48

299,960

5,365,438

5.6

East of England

270,579

3,304

1,932

281,051

5,541,636

5.1

London

551,730

3,802

55

559,444

7,517,726

7.4

South East Coast

225,299

14,144

11,955

277,497

4,213,904

6.6

South Central

170,196

755

1,575

174,856

3,950,320

4.4

South West

271,036

462

918

273,796

5,067,794

5.4

1 Population data for mid-year 2006 are not yet available. Population data used are therefore 2003-based resident population projections for mid-year 2005 (based on 2001 census).

Note:

Data are for period January to December 2006 (quarter 4 2005-06 plus quarter 1 to quarter 3 2006-07).

Source:

Department of Health QMAE dataset and Office for National Statistics.