More patients visited A&E at Hampshire Hospitals Trust last month – but attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 11,495 patients visited A&E at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in September.

That was a slight rise from the 11,491 visits recorded during August, but 5% lower than the 12,152 patients seen in September 2021.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in September 2020, there were 9,728 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 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 Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

In September:

  • There were 289 booked appointments, up from 266 in August
  • 68% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
  • 826 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 7% of patients
  • Of those, six were delayed by more than 12 hours

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in August:

  • The median time to treatment was 81 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