Distance from home for emergency care

How far away from home do people receive their emergency care, and how has this changed over the past decade? It is important that we have a clear picture of the distances involved in accessing emergency care in order to understand the impact of changes in hospital and A&E locations.

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Although public engagement in debates about A&E closures is high, there is little information on how the distances involved in receiving emergency care have changed.

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We look at how the distances from home to hospital for emergency admissions have changed.

Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts, Nuffield Trust, explores how the distance from home to urgent care has changed.
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New QualityWatch research has revealed a true picture of the distance between patient’s homes and emergency care services. Read our statement.