England: A&E attendees seen within four hours 2011-2019, by month

83 percent of patients who attended any accident and emergency (A&E) department in England in October 2019 were seen in four hours or less, the lowest share in the provided time interval. The NHS operational standard states that 95 percent of attendees to an A&E department should be seen within four hours. June 2013 was the last month the 95 percent target was met in England's A&E department.

The equivalent data for waiting times purely in hospital A&Es can be found here.

Share of individuals who attended any accident and emergency (A&E) department and were seen* in four hours or less in England from 2011 to 2019, by month

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Sources

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January 2011 to October 2019

Supplementary notes

* To admission, transfer or discharge

NHS operational standards state that 95 percent of patients attending A&E should be admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.

Data shows A&E departments in hospitals, single specialty departments and other A&E units/minor injury units.

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