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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) attendances at accident and emergency departments and (b) emergency admissions to other hospital departments were recorded in each month of each of the last three financial years. (305923)

Patients are not admitted to accident and emergency (A and E) departments; rather they are admitted via A and E to other departments within the hospital. The following table shows emergency admissions for each month of the last three financial years. Separate totals are shown for emergency admissions via A and E, and emergency admissions via other routes such as direct referrals to wards by general practitioners, bed bureaux and consultant out-patient clinics.

Number of emergency admissions, England, 2006-07 to 2008-09

Thousand

Total via A and E

Total not via A and E

Total emergency admissions

2006-07

April

230.3

116.7

347.1

May

230.3

119.9

350.3

June

284.7

146.2

430.8

July

230.9

117.3

348.2

August

279.7

138.4

418.1

September

233.7

116.2

349.9

October

231.9

117.1

348.9

November

293.0

149.7

442.6

December

239.1

115.0

354.2

January

239.7

116.3

356.0

February

244.3

119.6

363.9

March

291.1

148.6

439.7

2007-08

April

237.2

113.0

350.2

May

285.3

140.5

425.8

June

233.6

116.0

349.6

July

235.1

116.6

351.7

August

289.9

138.6

428.5

September

235.0

117.6

352.6

October

236.8

117.5

354.3

November

303.2

150.2

453.4

December

242.5

114.0

356.5

January

296.6

143.3

439.9

February

243.7

118.7

362.4

March

244.3

114.3

358.6

2008-09

April

244.9

117.8

362.7

May

306.4

144.6

451.0

June

246.0

119.9

366.0

July

302.2

147.5

449.7

August

240.9

109.6

350.6

September

248.5

119.2

367.7

October

315.0

150.8

465.9

November

260.7

123.6

384.3

December

268.5

116.8

385.4

January

320.8

147.1

467.9

February

261.4

121.2

382.6

March

268.1

127.8

396.0

Source:

Department of Health dataset: Weekly SitReps.