HC Deb 05 May 1995 vol 259 c323W
Mr. Robert G. Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence she has that larger accident and emergency departments produce better clinical outcomes. [23173]

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

There is a considerable body of scientific evidence showing that patients who have suffered a major injury receive more effective care in large, properly staffed, accident and emergency departments. I have today placed in the Library a review of the literature on the relationship between the size of accident and emergency departments and clinical outcomes prepared by my Department.