More patients visited minor injury units at Southern Health Trust last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.

NHS England figures show 2,177 patients visited minor injury units at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in August.

That was a rise of 5% on the 2,064 visits recorded during July, and 49% more than the 1,459 patients seen in August 2021.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in August 2020, there were 707 visits to minor injury units run by Southern Health Trust.

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 Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust:

In August:

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

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in July:

  • The median time to treatment was 50 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times