Fewer patients visited A&E at the South Warwickshire Trust last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 7,048 patients visited A&E at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust in April.
That was a drop of 4% on the 7,333 visits recorded during March, but 11% more than the 6,360 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 3,014 visits to A&E at sites run by the South Warwickshire Trust.
All of last month's attendances were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care.
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 South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust:
There were 37 booked appointments, down from 70 in March
Just 67% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
412 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 6% of patients