Rise in visits to A&E at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

More patients visited A&E at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.

By Leanne Clarke
Monday, 20th June 2022, 10:54 am

NHS England figures show 23,709 patients visited A&E at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in May.

That was a rise of 7% on the 22,252 visits recorded during April, and 1% more than the 23,540 patients seen in May 2021.

The figures show attendances were well above the levels seen at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – in May 2020, there were 14,556 visits to A&E at sites run by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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More patients visited A&E at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.

The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 21% were via minor injury units.

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

That was an increase of 8% compared to April, and 5% more than the 2.1 million seen during May 2021.

At Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust:

In May:

There were 184 booked appointments, up from 157 in April

1,439 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 6% of patients

Of those, four were delayed by more than 12 hours

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in March:

The median time to treatment was 69 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times

Around 6% of patients left before being treated.