Fewer patients visited A&E at Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals Trust last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 19,253 patients visited A&E at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in April.
That was a drop of 7% on the 20,727 visits recorded during March, but 16% more than the 16,549 patients seen in April 2021.
The figures show attendances were well above the levels seen at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – in April 2020, there were 7,026 visits to A&E at sites run by Coventry and Warwickshire University 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 33% were via minor injury units.
Meanwhile, around 8% 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 7% compared to March, but 9% more than the 1.9 million seen during April 2021.
At University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust:
There were 178 booked appointments, down from 189 in March
Just 67% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
1,334 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 7% of patients
Of those, 13 were delayed by more than 12 hours