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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Attendances in NHS Wales accident and emergency departments, by local health board and date

With the number of coronavirus cases decreasing over the last few months, we are changing the content of this release from 17 June 2021 onwards. Please see section ‘Data collection and calculation’ for more detail on these changes. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, daily information on attendances to Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments has been specifically published to support transparency and understanding of NHS activity and capacity. Figures show the number of attendances to A&E by local health board and by date. The data are taken from management information and are subject to change. The latest data have not been subject to the same validation processes undertaken for official statistics releases. The official statistics should continue to be considered the authoritative source of data.

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Metadata

Title

Attendances in NHS Wales accident and emergency departments, by local health board and date

Last update

10 June 2021 10 June 2021

Next update

17 June 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW)

Contact email

kas.covid19@gov.wales

Designation

Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, daily information on attendances to Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments has been specifically published to support transparency and understanding of NHS activity and capacity. Figures show the number of attendances to A&E by local health board and by date. The data are taken from management information and are subject to change. The latest data have not been subject to the same validation processes undertaken for official statistics releases. The official statistics should continue to be considered the authoritative source of data.

Data collection and calculation

Daily return from Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) at a hospital level and local health board (LHB) level. Data is submitted via an EXCEL file and transferred to a SQL database. As the return is sourced from management information, hospital level data are decided to not be suitable for publication. Please see Weblinks for the official statistics on A&E attendances.

With the number of coronavirus cases decreasing over the last few months, we are changing the content of this release from 17 June 2021 onwards, as outlined below.

This information is currently published within this statistical release and also on StatsWales each Thursday. From 17 June 2021 onwards, we will remove this section from the statistical release and no longer update this data.

At the start of the pandemic, official statistics on attendances at A&E departments were paused, and we introduced daily data taken from management information. However, official statistics on A&E attendances are once again published every month as part of the NHS activity and performance statistical release. Also, in recent months the data shows that attendances are now similar levels to the 2015-19 average.

Frequency of publication

Weekly

Data reference periods

February 2020 onwards

Revisions information

Historic data are subject to revision and therefore may differ to previously published information. The data are validated mid-month for the previous month, so figures are likely to differ after the validation process.

Statistical quality

Figures include A&E attendances to major and minor hospitals, from all mode of transports across Wales. Some of the small minor A&E units are not able to submit daily data, therefore there is probably a small undercount in total attendance. Please see Weblinks for the official statistical release.

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, A&E