NHS – statistics to 2018

10th November 2019 / NewsBits

The NHS is the fifth largest employer in the world, behind McDonald’s, Walmart the US Department of Defense and China’s People’s Liberation Army

The NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours

Full-time GPs treat an average of 255 patients a week

In a typical week, 1.4 million people will receive help in their home from the NHS.

There were 16.252m total hospital admissions in 2015/16, 28 per cent more than a decade earlier 58.

The total annual attendances at Accident & Emergency departments was 23.372m in 2016/17, 23.5 per cent higher than a decade earlier 59.

At the end of April 2017, there were 3.783 million patients on the waiting list for treatment.

60. 68.7 per cent of Red 1 ambulance calls were responded to within eight minutes

Read 70 facts about the NHS 1948 to 2018

Source: NHS Media

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