§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list, by region, the number of new accident and emergency cases for each month since November 1992.
§ Mr. Sackville
Information is not collected on a monthly basis for new accident and emergency attendances. The most recent annual figures are shown in the table.
New accident and emergency cases, NHS hospitals, England—by region 1992–93 Number Northern 712,704 Yorkshire 851,205 Trent 926,631 East Anglia 338,875 North West Thames 771,198 North East Thames 964,819 South East Thames 918,914 South West Thames 617,496 Wessex 564,475 Oxford 453,362 South Western 663,641 West Midlands 1,333,724 Mersey 702,597 North Western 1,086,088 Special health authorities 87,473 England Total 10,933,202
Source: KHO9 returns