Fewer patients visited A&E at the Wye Valley Trust last month – and attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 6,041 patients visited A&E at Wye Valley NHS Trust in July.

That was a drop of 1% on the 6,102 visits recorded during June, and 2% lower than the 6,180 patients seen in July 2021.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic – in July 2020, there were 5,139 visits to A&E departments run by the Wye Valley 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 a decrease of 1% compared to June, and the same number as were seen during July 2021.

At Wye Valley NHS Trust:

In July:

  • There were 70 booked appointments, down from 135 in June
  • 57% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
  • 542 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 9% of patients
  • Of those, 318 were delayed by more than 12 hours

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in June:

  • The median time to treatment was 61 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times
  • Around 5% of patients left before being treated