Waits for Hospital Beds

MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


BBC analyses of NHS figures has concluded deeply worrying waiting time for hospital beds with growing number of "trolley waits". The BBC analysed official NHS England figures and found 473,453 patients waited more than 4 hours for a bed between October 2015 and September 2016 - 111% of the 4.2 million patients admitted in total during this period. Are figures available for London?  What is the Londonwide picture and what is being done to cut down on waiting times for hospital beds?


Answer for Waits for Hospital Beds

Answer for Waits for Hospital Beds

Answered By: 
The Mayor

NHS England (London) advises that 10.07% of emergency admissions waited longer than four hours in London A&E units during the same period.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working in partnership with London's 18 Local A&E Delivery Boards to implement the five national initiatives of the 2016/17 A&E Improvement plan. These initiatives were developed in conjunction with national experts including the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.