Rise in visits to A&E at Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital last month
More patients visited A&E at Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital last month – but attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.
NHS England figures show 5,869 patients visited A&E at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust in June.
That was a slight rise from the 5,848 visits recorded during May, but 4% lower than the 6,126 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 3,230 visits to A&E departments run by Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital.
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 in line with May, and the same number as were seen during June 2021.
At Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust:
85% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%
Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in May:
The median time to treatment was 73 minutes. The median average is used to ensure figures are not skewed by particularly long or short waiting times
Around 4% of patients left before being treated