Drop in visits to A&E at Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals Trust last month

NHS England figures show 20,637 patients visited A&E at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in June.

General view of an Accident and Emergency Sign at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
General view of an Accident and Emergency Sign at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

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 20,637 patients visited A&E at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in June.

That was a drop of 3% on the 21,197 visits recorded during May, but 9% more than the 19,011 patients seen in June 2021.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic – in June 2020, there were 10,708 visits to A&E departments 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 36% 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 2.2 million visits last month.

That was in line with May, and the same number as were seen during June 2021.

At University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust:

In June:

There were 104 booked appointments, down from 187 in May

70% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

1,120 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 5% of patients

Of those, three were delayed by more than 12 hours

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in May:

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 5% of patients left before being treated