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Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 136489, tabled on 8 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients waiting 12 hours or more in Emergency Departments from time of arrival for each month in last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 March 2022

In 2020/21, 302,784 patients in England waited more than 12 hours in accident and emergency from time of arrival.

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