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Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 138104, tabled on 10 March 2022

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

Answered on

16 March 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients spending over 12 hours in accident and emergency (A&E) from arrival on an annual basis. In 2020/21, 302,784 patients in England spent over 12 hours in A&E from time of arrival.