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Time spent in NHS accident and emergency departments

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  • Release date: 7 August 2014
  • Period covered: April 2012 to June 2014
  • Next update: September 2014
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.

Statistics include data for April 2012 to June 2014. All figures relating to June 2014 are provisional.

Key results for all hospital emergency care facilities

  • 87.7 per cent of patients spent less than 4 hours from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in June 2014.
  • 915 patients spent 12 hours or more from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge in June 2014. This is a large drop from over 2,250 in April 2013 when the target was introduced.
  • The median time spent in A&E departments was 2 hours 4 minutes in June 2014, whilst the mean time was 2 hours 34 minutes.


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