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Time spent in NHS accident and emergency departments

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  • Release date: 14 November 2014
  • Period covered: October 2014
  • Next update: December 2014
A report presenting data about patients spending less than 4 hours and less than 8 hours until admission, transfer or discharge.

Key points

  • 86.3 per cent of patients spent less than 4 hours from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in September 2014.
  • 1,472 patients spent 12 hours or more from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in September 2014.
  • The median time spent in A&E departments was 2 hours 4 minutes in September 2014, whilst the mean time was 2 hours 43 minutes.

All figures relating to September 2014 are provisional.

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.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5016
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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