More patients visited A&E at Hampshire Hospitals Trust last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.
NHS England figures show 12,374 patients visited A&E at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in October.
That was a rise of 8% on the 11,495 visits recorded during September, and 4% more than the 11,936 patients seen in October 2021.
The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in October 2020, there were 9,119 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 an increase of 9% compared to September, and a similar number as were seen during October 2021.
At Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
- There were 284 booked appointments, down from 289 in September
- 62% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
- 1,101 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 September:
- The median time to treatment was 79 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times
- Around 2% of patients left before being treated