Waiting times in A&E

The majority of patients who come to A&E are seen and discharged within 2 hours. However the department tends to gets very busy on Mondays and Fridays, when waits can reach 4 hours.

Here is a chart to show the average journey time for patients visiting A&E at different times of the day. The journey time is the moment patient registers in A&E to the moment they leave the department. 

Journey times

Hour of arrival Average journey time (mins)
00:00 100
01:00 82 
02:00 76 
03:00 58 
04:00 65 
05:00 82 
06:00 83 
07:00 81
08:00 88 
09:00 76 
10:00 107 
11:00 133
12:00 143
13:00 142 
14:00 143 
15:00 141 
16:00 129 
17:00 122 
18:00 114 
19:00 104 
20:00 110 
21:00 119
22:00 118
23:00 113