HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 c234W
Mr. Paterson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was in A&E from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge in(a) England, (b) Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Shropshire, (c) Princess Royal Hospital Telford and (d) Wrexham Maelor District General Hospital on the last date for which figures are available. [111690]

Mr. Lammy

Information on average waiting times in accident and emergency (A&E) departments in England is not collected. Information is available on the proportion of patients who spend less than four hours in A&E from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge for each acute NHS trust in England. The available information is shown in the table.

Total time spent in major A&E departments, NHS trusts in England, October to December 2003
Name Percentage of patients who spent less than 4 hrs in A&E
England 78
Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals NHS Trust 88
Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust 87


Department of Health form QMAE

Questions relating to hospitals in Wales are now matters for the devolved Administrations.