Rise in visits to A&E at Gloucestershire Health and Care

More patients visited A&E at Gloucestershire Health and Care last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 10:29 am
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More patients visited A&E at Gloucestershire Health and Care last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.

NHS England figures show 4,810 patients visited A&E at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust in May.

That was a rise of 17% on the 4,114 visits recorded during April, and 16% more than the 4,146 patients seen in May 2021.

The figures show attendances were well above the levels seen at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – in May 2020, there were 2,496 visits to A&E at sites run by Gloucestershire Health and Care.

All of last month's attendances were via minor A&E departments – those which treat minor injuries and illnesses such as fractures, cuts and bruises.

Across England, A&E departments received 2.2 million visits last month.

That was an increase of 8% compared to April, and 5% more than the 2.1 million seen during May 2021.