Rise in visits to A&E at the Salford Royal Trust

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

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

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

NHS England figures show 9,367 patients visited A&E at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in September.

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That was a slight rise from the 9,352 visits recorded during August, and 22% more than the 7,692 patients seen in September 2020.

The figures show attendances were below the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic – in September 2019, there were 12,534 visits to A&E at the Salford Royal Trust.

The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 5% were via minor injury units.

Across England, A&E departments received 2.1 million visits last month.

That was an increase of 4% compared to August, and 26% more than the 1.7 million seen during September 2020.

At Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust:

In September:

61% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

913 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in August:

The median time to treatment was 121 minutes

Around 9% of patients left before being treated