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

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.

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 19,253 patients visited A&E at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in April.

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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:

In April:

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