Daily winter reporting for 2012/13 ended on 28 February 2013.
There were 20 A&E diverts in place during the 4 days to the 28 February 2013.
An A&E divert is an agreed temporary diversion of some patients from one hospital to other A&E Departments to provide temporary respite. A divert is only undertaken as part of the local health systems’ planned and managed escalation when a hospital is under pressure.
There were no A&E closures during the 4 day period to 28 February 2013.
A&E attendances and emergency admissions
In the week ending 3 March 2013 , there were422,17 A&E attendances and 102,538 emergency admissions. For A&E attendances this was 5.7% higher than the previous week and for emergency admissions, this was 1.9 % higher than the previous week.
Beds closed due to norovirus
The average number of beds in hospitals closed to admissions in this period due to infection control procedures being triggered by patients having diarrhoea and vomiting, or norovirus-like symptoms increased from the average closures in the previous week. Advice about norovirus can be found on NHS Choices.
Number of beds unavailable due to delayed transfers of care from hospital
The number of people awaiting discharge for non-medical reasons in the period decreased slightly from the average closures per day in the previous week.
Winterwatch NHS emergency and urgent care data
|A&E attendances||Total number of attendances during the week||399,891||422,174|
|Emergency admissions||Total number of admissions during the week||100,649||102,538|
|W/E 24/2/13||4 days to 28 Feb 13|
|Delays of over 30 minutes between ambulance arrival at A&E and handover to A&E staff||Total number of delays during the week||5,978||4,836|
|A&E diverts||Total number of diversions during the week||32||20|
|A&E closures||Total number of closures during the week||0||0|
|Number of beds closed due to diarrhoea and vomiting or norovirus-like symptoms||Average number of beds closed per day||1,521||1,610|
|Number of beds unavailable due to delayed transfers of care from hospital||Average number of beds unavailable per day||2,676||2,611|
This page contains management data which has been collected on a rapid turn-round basis from the NHS. The speed of the collection only permits minimal validation to be undertaken but the data is considered ‘fit-for-purpose.