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Time spent in NHS accident and emergency departments

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  • Release date: 18 February 2015
  • Period covered: Quarter ending December 2014
  • Next update: 17 March 2015
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.

Key results for all hospital emergency care facilities, quarter ending December 2014

  • 81.0 per cent of patients spent less than 4 hours from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in December 2014.
  • 2,490 patients spent 12 hours or more from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in December 2014.
  • The median time spent in A&E departments was 2 hours 13 minutes in December 2014, whilst the mean time was 3 hours 9 minutes.

All figures relating to December 2014 are provisional.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5043
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk