Drop in visits to A&E at the Stockport Trust last month

All of last month's attendances were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care.
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 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:

In October:

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