Drop in visits to A&E at Wirral University Teaching Hospital last month

NHS England figures show 10,954 patients visited A&E at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation 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 Wirral University Teaching Hospital last month – and attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 10,954 patients visited A&E at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in June.

That was a drop of 3% on the 11,308 visits recorded during May, and 1% lower than the 11,055 patients seen in June 2021.

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    The figures show attendances were above the levels seen in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic – in June 2020, there were 7,589 visits to A&E departments run by Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

    The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 28% were via minor injury units.

    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 Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

    In June:

    There were 443 booked appointments, down from 468 in May

    65% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

    749 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 7% of patients

    Of those, 17 were delayed by more than 12 hours

    Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in May:

    The median time to treatment was 112 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times

    Around 9% of patients left before being treated