HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c187W
Mr. Flight

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the system of targets for the National Health Service after the commencement of NHS foundation trusts. [104210]

Mr. Hutton

"Improvement, expansion, reform: The next three years Priorities and Planning Framework 2003–06", published in October 2002 set out the targets for all national health service organisations over the coming three years.

2002–3 2001–2
Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 12 month total
Number of patients admitted through major A&E 6,051 6,068 6,243 5,812 24,174
Patients not placed in bed in a ward within four hours of a decision to admit 252 249 260 288 1,049
Percentage 4.2 4.1 4.2 5.0 4.3


Hospital Activity Statistics, Department of Health