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

NHS England figures show 2,134 patients visited minor injury units at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in September.

That was a drop of 2% on the 2,177 visits recorded during August, but 34% more than the 1,588 patients seen in September 2021.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in September 2020, there were 618 visits to minor injury units run by Southern Health Trust.

Across England, A&E departments received 2 million visits last month.

That was a rise of less than 1% compared to August, but 6% fewer than the 2.1 million seen during September 2021.

At Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust:

In September:

  • 97% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in August:

  • The median time to treatment was 55 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times