Fewer patients visited A&E at Southern Health Trust last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 2,172 patients visited minor injury units at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in November.

That was a drop of 2% on the 2,210 visits recorded during October, but 33% more than the 1,634 patients seen in November 2021.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in November 2020, there were 438 visits to minor injury units run by Southern Health Trust.

Across England, A&E departments received 2.2 million visits last month.

That was in line with October, but 6% more than the 2 million seen during November 2021.