Fewer patients visited A&E at Portsmouth Hospitals last month.
NHS England figures show 13,482 patients visited A&E at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in August.
That was a drop of 3% on the 13,858 visits recorded during July, but in line with the number seen in August 2021.
The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in August 2020, there were 11,814 visits to A&E departments run by Portsmouth Hospitals.
The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 24% were via minor injury units.
Meanwhile, around 5% were via consultant-led departments with single specialties, such as eye conditions or dental problems.
Across England, A&E departments received 2 million visits last month.
That was a decrease of 8% compared to July, and the same number as were seen during August 2021.
At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust:
- There were 705 booked appointments, down from 1,843 in July
- 1,552 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 12% of patients
Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in July:
- The median time to treatment was 64 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times
- Around 5% of patients left before being treated