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Queen's Hospital Romford: Accident and Emergency Departments

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the performance of the Queen’s Hospital, Romford was in processing accident and emergency admissions within four hours in each month since January 2007. (205371)

Information is not collected centrally in the format requested. Information on the percentage of patients attending accident and emergency (A&E) departments who were seen, diagnosed and treated within four hours of their arrival is collected at national health service trust level and published quarterly. This can be compared against the operational standard for A&E waits, which is set at 98 per cent. of patients seen, diagnosed and treated within four hours. The following table shows the available information for Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust, which manages services at Queen’s hospital, Romford.

I understand that the trust has recently achieved and is looking to sustain the required 98 per cent. standard.

Percentage of patients who spent less than four hours in A&E departments, minor injury units and walk-in centres from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge at Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust, including activity at partner primary care trusts

Quarter

Percentage of patients who spent less than four hours in A&E

2006-07

Q4

96.7

2007-08

Q1

95.6

2007-08

Q2

96.4

2007-08

Q3

90.8

2007-08

Q4

84.7

Notes:

1. The Department collects A&E data at trust rather than hospital level. The table shows the data for the relevant trust. The Queen’s hospital, Romford is provided by Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust.

2. From Q1 2007-08, the data includes services provided by the independent sector.

Source:

Department of Health dataset QMAE.