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Hospitals: Waiting Lists

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 2888, tabled on 18 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what are the average waiting times for (a) accident and emergency and (b) planned operations in each region of the UK.

Answered on

25 May 2021

The average waiting times for accident and emergency (A&E) in each region of the United Kingdom is not available in the format requested. Data collections for A&E and planned operations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a devolved matter.

The average median waiting times in weeks for planned operations and other elective care listed as incomplete referral to treatment pathways in each region of England in March 2021 is shown in the following table.


Median time in weeks

NHS England East of England


NHS England London


NHS England Midlands


NHS England North East and Yorkshire


NHS England North West


NHS England South East


NHS England South West