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Which NHS Trusts has the longest A&E waiting times?

There have been persistent problems with patient waiting times in numerous hospitals throughout England, leading individuals to endure lengthy waits for urgently needed care.

In response to the widespread nature of this issue, ePower Trucks and Online Marketing Surgery have produced the A&E Waiting Time Report, which assesses NHS Trusts based on the percentage of their A&E attendees who waited over 4 hours during Quarter 3 of the 2023-24 fiscal year.

Key Findings

🏥 Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has the highest percentage of people waiting with 55.3% of their attendees waiting over 4 hours this year.

🏥 There are 26 NHS Trusts in the UK where all their patients were seen within the 4-hour target. Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust has the highest amount of attendees on that list with 23,373.

🏥The highest attended A&Es in England is Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, with them having 132,418 in the third quarter of the 2023/2024 fiscal year. This is an increase from the 125,339 attended patients in quarter two.

🏥When it comes to the most attendees that are waiting over 4 hours, the University Hospitals Birmingham has the highest with 47,519 in this 3-month period.

 

Top 5 NHS Trusts with the highest percentage of patients waiting over 4 hours at A&E

  1. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 55.3% of attendees

When it came to the number of attendees, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is ranked in the middle of the pack for NHS Trusts with 33,352 but the number of patients who are waiting over 4 hours is staggering. 55.3% of their attendees waited over the 4-hour threshold last year, an increase from 47.7% in quarter 2. This means over half of their patients were waiting longer times to be seen. This is equivalent to 18,460 people in total, which is an estimated 6,135 per month!

  1. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – 54.3% of attendees

Second on the list is Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust which had 54.6% of their patients waiting over the 4-hour threshold. This is a jump from the 52.1% they had during the second quarter of the fiscal year. This means a total of 29,737 people waited over 4 hours, which is 9,912 per month!

  1. The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust – 50.5% of attendees

Out of the total 31,413 patients in The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust during the third quarter of the fiscal year, 50.5% of them were waiting over 4 hours to get seen. The figure for these A&Es in Harlow would be 15,879, which is 5,293 across one month.

  1. Airedale NHS Foundation Trust – 49.2% of attendees

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust had a total of 9,179 of their patients waiting over 4 hours for their treatment, this is 49.2%. This trust in West Yorkshire has the lowest amount of attendees in the top 5 with 18,645. This translates to an average of 3,060 patients that faced prolonged waiting times each month.

  1. The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust – 49.0% of attendees

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust had a total number of 38,215 A&E attendees. Out of these people, 18,717 waited over the 4-hour threshold, which is 49.0%. This means 6,239 per month waited over 4 hours so far this year.

 

Top 20 NHS Trusts with the highest percentage of patients waiting over 4 hours at A&E

Name A&E attendances Total Attendances waiting over 4 hours Percentage waiting over 4 hours
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 33,352 18,460  

 

55.3%

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 54,812 29,737  

 

54.3%

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust 31,413 15,879  

 

50.5%

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust 18,645 9,179  

49.2%

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust 38,215 18,717  

 

49.0%

Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 20,566 10,013  

 

48.7%

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 28,868 14,032  

 

48.6%

East Cheshire NHS Trust 13,091 6,287  

48.0%

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust 38,125 17,771  

 

46.6%

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 103,699 47,519  

 

45.8%

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 69,611 31,535  

 

45.3%

Ashford And St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 29,620 13,315  

 

 

45.0%

Wye Valley NHS Trust 17,731 7,934  

44.7%

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 20,837 9,099  

 

 

43.7%

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust 56,075 24,243  

43.2%

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 28,295 12,042  

 

42.6%

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust 33,908 14,389  

42.4%

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust 66,788 28,172  

42.2%

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 37,673 15,804  

 

42%

Whittington Health NHS Trust 26,275 10,826  

41.2%

 

NHS Trusts that had no patients waiting over 4 hours at A&E

Name Total A&E attendances
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust 23,373
South Birmingham GP Walk In Centre 20,098
South Birmingham GP Walk In Centre 20,098
Whitstable Medical Practice 13,795
Assura Vertis Urgent Care Centres (Birmingham) 12,942
Summerfield Urgent Care Centre 9,978
The Wilberforce Health Centre 9,198
Putnoe Walk In Centre 8,307
Local Care Direct 7,742
Oadby 7,584
Erdington GP Health & Wellbeing Wic 6,565
Badger Ltd 6,517
First Community Health And Care Cic 6,417
Llr Ea – The Merlyn Vaz Health & Social Care Centre 6,336
Dhu Health Care C.I.C 6,170
Brighton Station Health Centre 5,950
Station Plaza Health Centre 4,732
Haslemere Minor Injuries Unit 3,820
Rossendale Miu & Ooh 2,659
Exmouth Minor Injury Unit 2,502
The Pinn Unregistered Wic 2,287
Sleaford Medical Group 1,647
Workington Health Limited 1,364
Market Harborough 1,305
Melton Mowbray 1,205
Market Harborough Med.Ctr 809
Latham House Medical Practice 761
Okehampton Medical Centre 264

 

Methodology:

  • Our SEO company found data from the NHS website about A&E Attendances and Emergency for the third quarter of the 2023-2024 fiscal year (October 2023 – December 2023).

 

  • From this data, we worked out the percentage of attendees at each NHS Trust that waited over the 4-hour target time. To work this out, I subtracted the percentage of waiting 4 hours or less by 100%. I have done this for all my figures. The NHS trusts that had no data for waiting times were cut out.

 

  • We also found out the average of patients waiting over 4 hours per month. To do this, we took the total attendance that waited over 4 hours and divided it by 3, due to the recorded month period.

 

About: ePower Trucks is the leading provider of electric vehicles. Specialising in the sale, repair, and service of electric vehicles such as electric hospital bed movers, hospital bed transporters, electric hospital tugs, Glutton electric vacuum, and tow tractors have revolutionised the way hospitals operate. By adopting these hospital electric solutions, hospitals can not only address the pressing issue of A&E waiting times but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future for healthcare.

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