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

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.
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.
General view of an Accident and Emergency Sign at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

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 4,961 patients visited A&E at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in February.

That was a drop of 1% on the 4,996 visits recorded during January, but 41% more than the 3,529 patients seen in February 2021.

The figures show attendances were below the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic – in February 2020, there were 9,708 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 1.8 million visits last month.

That was a decrease of 3% compared to January, but 43% more than the 1.3 million seen during February 2021.

At Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust:

In February:

98% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in January:

The median time to treatment was 10 minutes

Around 4% of patients left before being treated