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Time spent in NHS accident and emergency departments

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  • Release date: 16 February 2017
  • Period covered: Quarter ending September 2016 and January 2017
  • Next update: 15 February 2017
A report presenting data about patients spending less than 4 hours and more than 12 hours until admission, transfer or discharge.

January 2017

Release date: 16 February 2017

Monthly data has been published.

Postponement notice

The publication of the 'Quarter ending December 2016' report has been postponed due to data quality issues for November and December in Betsi Cadwaladr University LHB. A new publication date will be announced in due course.

The monthly data, excluding Ysbyty Glan Clwyd has continued to be published by NWIS on their website.

Quarter ending September 2016

Release date: 15 November 2016

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Key results for all A&E departments

  • 82.8 per cent of patients spent less than 4 hours from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in September 2016.
  • 2,751 patients spent 12 hours or more from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in September 2016.
  • The median time spent in A&E departments was 2 hours 9 minutes in September 2016, whilst the mean time was 3 hours 6 minutes.

All figures relating to September 2016 are provisional.

Further information

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.


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