Rise in visits to A&E at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

More patients visited A&E at Chesterfield Royal Hospital last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.

Friday, 15th October 2021, 12:47 pm

The latest NHS England figures show that 8,323 patients visited the A&E department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in September.

That was a rise of 1% on the 8,259 visits which were recorded during August, and 23% more than the 6,760 patients which were seen in September 2020.

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NHS England figures show 8,323 patients visited A&E at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in September.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic – in September 2019, there were 7,822 visits to the Emergency Room at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 29% were via minor injury units.

Across England, A&E departments received 2.1 million visits last month.

That was an increase of 4% compared to August, and 26% more than the 1.7 million seen during September 2020.

FACTS AT A GLANCE

At Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, In September:

There were 357 booked appointments, which is down from 371 in August

84% of arrivals were seen within four hours, which comares with an NHS target of 95%

322 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit

Of those, six were delayed by more than 12 hours.

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in August:

The median time to treatment was 68 minutes

Around 2% of patients left before being treated