A&E Statistics

Category: | Source: Former Department of Trade and Industry

March 2012

RoSPA provide data on A&E attendance from 2000 to 2002 via the HASS and LASS database. Although the database was not updated after 2003, and there is no local data - only national estimates for the UK- the data is the best available source of data which gives an overview of the reasons why children attend A&E.

HASS - the Home Accident Surveillance System - and LASS - the Leisure Accident Surveillance System - are two linked databases holding details of home and leisure accidents that caused a serious enough injury to warrant a visit to A&E. The databases do not include road or workplace accidents.

National estimated figures are given, which means that you cannot search for A&E attendances in your local area. However, you can find out, for example, how many under fives in the UK were taken to A&E after a burn injury in the home in 2002.

Data is provided for three years from 2000 to 2002, taken from a representative sample of hospital attendances around the UK. As no data was collected after this date, you cannot look for recent trends in A&E attendances, for example, if growing numbers of children visit A&E due to burns from hair straighteners.

You can search on the following fields:

  • Body part affected by the accident
  • Location of accident
  • Injury sustained
  • Accident mechanism, such as fall or poisoning
  • Articles or products involved in the accident
  • Sex of the victim
  • Age of the victim
  • Activity

Local A&E statistics

Contact your public health analyst based in your public health team and ask them to provide information on A&E statistics in your area.

Contact information: 

RoSPA's information centre

Email: infocentre@rospa 
Tel: 0121 248 2063
Fax: 0121 248 2001

Updated June 2013