Enfield North MP Nick de Bois has tabled questions to the Secretary of State for Health about ambulance diversions at Barnet Hospital

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Enfield North MP Nick de Bois has tabled questions to the Secretary of State for Health following a state of emergency being announced at Barnet Hospital.

It was revealed that Barnet Hospital’s accident and emergency department had been forced to turn away ambulances at its hospital due to the levels of walk in patients and ambulances.

A letter leaked to the Enfield Independent showed that on January 31, 19 ambulances were left unable to transfer their patients because the drastic bed shortage

As a result of Mr de Bois’ questions, it was revealed that between January 1, 2014 and February 9, 2014, two accident and emergency diverts reported by Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust.

Jane Ellison, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health also told the MP that no maternity unit diverts at Barnet Hospital was made in the same time period, according to NHS Trust Development Authority.

Mr de Bois said: "We were promised that Barnet and North Middlesex would be able to cope but clearly, these early results show this is not the case.

"I expect there to be a plan of action to show how this can be avoided in the future. The hospital authority will have to explain what they will have to do if they cannot live up to the promises."

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12:53pm Mon 17 Feb 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

As I wrote previously under the original story
It is interesting to consider:
....why this Serious Incident was not reported as an Urgent Item to the Members of the Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Committee on 7th February
.... Looking at the reports at NHS England Winter Pressures report for 30th January to 5th February it was reported that for 31st Jan to 02 February BCF had 79 ambulance waits more than 30 minutes and TWO A & E diverts but no 12 hour trolley waits. Comparatively Lewisham had 37 ambulances queued more than 30 minutes and 11 12-hour trolley waits
As I wrote previously under the original story It is interesting to consider: ....why this Serious Incident was not reported as an Urgent Item to the Members of the Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Committee on 7th February .... Looking at the reports at NHS England Winter Pressures report for 30th January to 5th February it was reported that for 31st Jan to 02 February BCF had 79 ambulance waits more than 30 minutes and TWO A & E diverts but no 12 hour trolley waits. Comparatively Lewisham had 37 ambulances queued more than 30 minutes and 11 12-hour trolley waits dons24pelliparclose
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1:04pm Mon 17 Feb 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

You report:

" As a result of Mr de Bois’ questions, it was revealed that between January 1, 2014 and February 9, 2014, two accident and emergency diverts reported by Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust."

It does not need Jane Ellison Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health for residents to obtain the data; as the Winter Pressure Daily Reports are currently being published weekly at www.england.nhs.uk/s
tatistics/. The latest Excel report covers 6th Feb to 14th Feb. At the same site residents can see for themselves the A & E Weekly data for the period ending 9th February 2014
You report: " As a result of Mr de Bois’ questions, it was revealed that between January 1, 2014 and February 9, 2014, two accident and emergency diverts reported by Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust." It does not need Jane Ellison Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health for residents to obtain the data; as the Winter Pressure Daily Reports are currently being published weekly at www.england.nhs.uk/s tatistics/. The latest Excel report covers 6th Feb to 14th Feb. At the same site residents can see for themselves the A & E Weekly data for the period ending 9th February 2014 dons24pelliparclose
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