Drop in visits to A&E at the Stockport Trust last month
Fewer patients visited A&E at the Stockport Trust last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 10,008 patients visited A&E at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust in October.
That was a slight drop from the 10,018 visits recorded during September, but 33% more than the 7,536 patients seen in October 2020.
The figures show attendances were above the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic – in October 2019, there were 8,877 visits to A&E at the Stockport Trust.
All of last month's attendances were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care.
Across England, A&E departments received 2.2 million visits last month.
That was an increase of 2% compared to September, and 36% more than the 1.6 million seen during October 2020.
At Stockport NHS Foundation Trust:
There were 366 booked appointments, up from 265 in September
63% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
1,048 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit
Of those, four were delayed by more than 12 hours
Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in September:
The median time to treatment was 97 minutes
Around 5% of patients left before being treated