Fewer patients visited A&E at the Sussex University Hospitals Trust last month – and attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 29,711 patients visited A&E at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust in June.
That was a drop of 3% on the 30,685 visits recorded during May, and 4% lower than the 30,824 patients seen in June 2021.
The figures show attendances were above the levels seen in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic – in June 2020, there were 23,472 visits to A&E departments run by the Sussex University Hospitals 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 23% were via minor injury units.
Meanwhile, around 5% were via consultant-led departments with single specialties, such as eye conditions or dental problems.
Across England, A&E departments received 2.2 million visits last month.
That was in line with May, and the same number as were seen during June 2021.
At University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust:
There were 1,973 booked appointments, down from 2,117 in May
59% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
2,137 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 7% of patients
Of those, 609 were delayed by more than 12 hours
Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in May:
The median time to treatment was 123 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times
Around 7% of patients left before being treated