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

In October 2019, less than 75 percent of patients who attended a hospital accident and emergency (A&E) department in England were seen within four hours. October 2019 contained the lowest monthly share of attendees seen within four hours in the provided time interval and is well below the target; that 95 percent of patients in A&E should be seen within fours of arrival. As shown in the graph the share of patients seen within four hours has been generally decreasing and the last month which met the four hour target was June 2013.

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

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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.

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