Drop in visits to A&E at Hampshire Hospitals Trust last month
Fewer patients visited A&E at Hampshire Hospitals Trust last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 12,101 patients visited A&E at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in July.
That was a drop of 1% on the 12,186 visits recorded during June, but 1% more than the 12,020 patients seen in July 2021.
The figures show attendances were above the levels seen in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic – in July 2020, there were 9,780 visits to A&E departments run by Hampshire Hospitals Trust.
The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 4% were via minor injury units.
Across England, A&E departments received 2.2 million visits last month.
That was a decrease of 1% compared to June, and the same number as were seen during July 2021.
At Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
- There were 325 booked appointments, down from 327 in June
- 61% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
- 1,116 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 9% of patients
- Of those, seven were delayed by more than 12 hours
Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in June:
- The median time to treatment was 103 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times
- Around 3% of patients left before being treated