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Time spent in NHS accident and emergency departments

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  • Release date: 20 April 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending December 2015 and March 2016
  • Next update: 17 May 2016
A report presenting data about patients spending less than 4 hours and less than 8 hours until admission, transfer or discharge.

Monthly data is published by NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) on their website and quarterly data is published by us. The statistical release and quality report published by us provide advice on the quality of this information and how it can be used.

In May 2013 the NHS Wales Delivery Framework for 2013-14 was published. As a result, NHS Wales Informatics Service has updated the monthly data for April 2013 onwards to reflect this.

March 2016

Release date: 20 April 2016

NHS Wales Informatics Service has updated the monthly data.

Quarter ending December 2015

Release date: 17 February 2016

Key results for all A&E departments

  • 81.1 per cent of patients spent less than 4 hours from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in December 2015.
  • 1,888 patients spent 12 hours or more from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in December 2015.
  • The median time spent in A&E departments was 2 hours 10 minutes in December 2015, whilst the mean time was 3 hours 1 minute.

All figures relating to December 2015 are provisional

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 029 2082 3642
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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