HC Deb 27 February 1995 vol 255 c454W
Mr. Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many accident and emergency departments there are in Wales; what was the corresponding figure in each year since 1986; and how many accident and emergency departments have been relocated in each year since 1986.

Mr. Richards

The number of accident and emergency departments in each year since 1985–86 is given in the following table. Information concerning relocation of these departments is not available centrally.

Year Number of accidents and emergency departments1
1985–86 72
1986–87 71
1987–88 71
1988–89 71
1989–90 70
1890–91 70
1991–92 68
1992–93 69
1993–94 67
1Includes all hospitals which reported treating patients in the speciality of accident and emergency during the year, including hospitals which treated only a small number of patients in this specialty.