Rise in visits to A&E at United Lincolnshire Hospitals last month

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

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

NHS England figures show 17,762 patients visited A&E at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust in October.

That was a rise of 5% on the 16,885 visits recorded during September, but 1% lower than the 17,937 patients seen in October 2021.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in October 2020, there were 15,629 visits to A&E departments run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals.

​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.

Across England, A&E departments received 2.2 million visits last month.

That was an increase of 9% compared to September, and a similar number as were seen during October 2021.

At United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust:

In October:

There were six booked appointments, down from seven in September

60% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

2,132 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 12% of patients

Of those, 1,114 were delayed by more than 12 hours

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in September:

The median time to treatment was 55 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