Rise in visits to A&E at Buckinghamshire Healthcare

More patients visited A&E at Buckinghamshire Healthcare last month, with demand rising above the levels seen in March last year.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:28 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:34 am
More patients visited A&E at Buckinghamshire Healthcare last month, with demand rising above the levels seen in March last year.

NHS England figures show 9,886 patients visited A&E at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust in March.

That was a rise of 26% on the 7,849 visits recorded during February, and 12% more than the 8,854 patients seen in March the previous year.

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.

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Meanwhile, around 11% were via consultant-led departments with single specialties, such as eye conditions or dental problems.

Across England, A&E departments received 1.7 million visits last month.

That was an increase of 32% compared to February, and 10% more than the 1.5 million seen during March 2020.

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust:

In March:

There were seven booked appointments, down from 12 in February

83% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

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

Separate data reveals that in February:

The median time to treatment was 58 minutes

No patients left before being treated