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Time spent in NHS accident and emergency departments

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  • Release date: 20 July 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter ending March 2016 and month ending June 2016
  • Next update: 17 August 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.

June 2016

Release date: 20 July 2016

NHS Wales Informatics Service has updated the monthly data.

Quarter ending March 2016

Release date: 17 May 2016

Data has been published on StatsWales.

Key results for all A&E departments

  • 76.3 per cent of patients spent less than 4 hours from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in March 2016.
  • 4,387 patients spent 12 hours or more from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in March 2016.
  • The median time spent in A&E departments was 2 hours 26 minutes in March 2016, whilst the mean time was 3 hours 43 minutes.

All figures relating to March 2016 are provisional.

Contact

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

Media
Tel: 029 2089 8099

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