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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions were made to hospital wards on referral from accident and emergency units in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) England in the latest period for which figures are available. (253610)

The Department does not centrally collect the number of admissions made to hospital wards on referral from accident and emergency (A and E) units for Hemel Hempstead, however data are collected for West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust which provides A and E services at Hemel Hempstead and Watford General Hospital. This information together with data for England in the latest period for which figures are available is set out as follows.

Admissions through accident and emergency departments, NHS organisations in England, 2008-09 July to September (Q2)1

Org code

Name

Admissions through A and E

England

788,375

RWG

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

4,551

1 Status: Published 14 November 2008.

Notes:

1. Data are collected at trust level rather than individual hospitals.

2. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides A and E services at Hemel Hempstead General Hospital and Watford General Hospital. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust also provides a Type 3 A and E department—other type of A and E/minor injury unit at St. Albans City Hospital, however this did not have any admissions through A and E.

Source:

Department of Health dataset QMAE