New accident and emergency statistics published

The latest statistics for attendances at accident and emergency (A&E) departments have been published on the NHS Information Centre site.

The statistics cover 15.6 million records over the period from April 2009-March 2010.

Of the 15.6 million attendances recorded, 2.2 million (14%) were children aged 0-9 and 2.1 million (13%) were children and young people aged 10-19.

Unfortunately, there is very limited recording of the reason for attendance at A&E and no breakdown by age and cause.

Read the A&E statistics on the Information Centre site

Updated June 2011