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Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the table showing the number of accident and emergency departments by type from his Department's Quarterly Monitoring of Accident and Emergency for (a) 1997, (b) 2002, (c) 2008 and (d) in the earliest year for which his Department holds records. (254022)

A table showing the number of accident and emergency (A and E) departments by type from the Quarterly Monitoring of Accident and Emergency for (a) 1997, (b) 2002, (c) 2008 and (d) in the earliest year for which data are held is set out as follows:

A and E departments, 1996-97 to Q2 2008-09

Year

Type 1 (Major)

Type 2 (Single speciality)

Type 3 (Other type of A and E minor injury unit)

Number of trusts reporting A and E services

(d) 1996-97

205

33

84

(a) 1997-98

202

33

92

Number of A and E services

(b) Q3 2002-03

207

47

214

(c) Q2 2008-09

203

75

289

Notes:

1. Prior to 2002-03, Trusts submitted information on whether or not they provided A and E services by type. They did not submit a count of the number of services provided. The guidance also stated: “Where there is more than one A and E Department, indicate the A and E Department type that provides the most comprehensive service.”

2. From Q1 2003-04, Walk in Centres are included as a Type 3 department.

Source:

Department of Health datasets KH03 and QMAE