By ‘treated/seen’, requester means when the patient has been treated in entirety and discharged, so the measure of time from arrival to departure (which has a target of 4 hours).

1. For each individual calendar year in the period 2014 through to 2018 (Year to Date) inclusive, please breakdown how many children aged 15 and under attending the hospital’s A&E department for mental health related issues, were treated/seen by a doctor within four hours, and how many waited longer than four hours to be treated.  If possible, please give a breakdown of how long those waiting four+ hours were waiting, e.g. six, seven hours etc.  The A&E department does not track the diagnosis of a patient after they have ‘presented’ through to discharge.  To obtain the information requested regarding mental health related issues, all healthcare records of children aged 15 and under would need to be interrogated.  Therefore, the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

2. For each individual calendar year in the period 2014 through to 2018 (Year to Date) inclusive please breakdown how many children aged 16 and 17, attending the hospital’s A&E department for mental health related issues, were treated/seen by a doctor within four hours, and how many waited longer than four hours to be treated.  If possible, please give a breakdown of how long those waiting four+ hours were waiting, e.g. six, seven hours etc. The A&E department does not track the diagnosis of a patient after they have ‘presented’ through to discharge.  To obtain the information requested regarding mental health related issues, all healthcare records of children aged 15 and under would need to be interrogated.  Therefore, the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

3. For each individual calendar year in the period 2014 through to 2018 (Year to Date) inclusive, please breakdown how many adults aged 18 and over, attending the hospital’s A&E department for mental health related issues, were treated/seen by a doctor within four hours, and how many waited longer than four hours to be treated.  If possible, please give a breakdown of how long those waiting four+ hours were waiting, e.g. six, seven hours etc. The A&E department does not track the diagnosis of a patient after they have ‘presented’ through to discharge.  To obtain the information requested regarding mental health related issues, all healthcare records of children aged 15 and under would need to be interrogated.  Therefore, the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

4. For each individual calendar year in the period 2014 through to 2018 (Year to Date) inclusive, please detail the longest period of time an individual with a diagnosed mental health condition spent in A&E. The A&E department does not track the diagnosis of a patient after they have ‘presented’ through to discharge.  To obtain the information requested regarding mental health related issues, all healthcare records of children aged 15 and under would need to be interrogated.  Therefore, the cost of compliance would exceed the appropriate limit under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act.

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