Rise in visits to A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services last month

More patients visited A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services last month – but attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

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.

More patients visited A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services last month – but attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 7,341 patients visited A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in June.

That was a rise of 3% on the 7,139 visits recorded during May, but 29% lower than the 10,382 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 3,932 visits to A&E departments run by 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 2.2 million visits last month.

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

At Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust:

In June:

96% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in May:

The median time to treatment was eight 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