Fewer patients visited A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 7,195 patients visited A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in August.
That was a drop of 3% on the 7,451 visits recorded during July, but 3% more than the 6,965 patients seen in August 2020.
The figures show attendances were below the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic – in August 2019, there were 13,055 visits to A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services.
All of last month's attendances were via minor A&E departments – those which treat minor injuries and illnesses such as fractures, cuts and bruises.
Across England, A&E departments received 2 million visits last month.
That was a decrease of 6% compared to July, but 19% more than the 1.7 million seen during August 2020.
At Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust:
96% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in July:
The median time to treatment was 11 minutes
Around 5% of patients left before being treated