Fewer patients visited A&E at Mersey Care last month – but attendances were far higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 10,381 patients visited A&E at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust in November.
That was a drop of 6% on the 11,075 visits recorded during October, but more than double the 4,788 patients seen by the trust's two predecessors in November 2020.
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 October, but 37% more than the 1.5 million seen during November 2020.
At Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust:
There were 1,796 booked appointments, down from 2,754 in October
99% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%