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Mid Essex Hospital Trust: Accident and Emergency Departments

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time at accident and emergency departments at Mid Essex Hospital Trust hospitals was in each of the last five years. (233186)

Information is not collected centrally in the format requested. Information on time spent in accident and emergency (A and E) service and E waits, which is set at 98 per cent. of patients seen, diagnosed and treated within four hours of their arrival at A and E. Data on A and E activity is collected and published quarterly as part of the Department's QMAE dataset. Latest published figures show that, for quarter one in 2008-09, performance for Mid Essex Hospital Trust was 99.1 per cent, (all types). The data for the previous five years has been set out in the following table.

Total time spent in A&E from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, including activity at partner primary care trusts (PCTs), 2003-04 to 2007-08

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












1. Data for 2003-04 and quarter one 2004-05 does not include activity at partner PCTs.

2. Data for quarter two, quarter three and quarter four 2004-05 and quarter one 2005-06 includes activity at partner PCT—Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT. There was no activity at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust's partner PCTs from Q2 2005-06


Department of Health dataset QMAE.