This is how many people visited A&E in Leeds compared to last year

Fewer patients visited A&E at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust last month – and attendances were lower than in November last year, figures reveal.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 4:45 pm

NHS England figures show 17,890 patients visited A&E at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in November.

That was a drop of 11% on the 20,135 visits recorded during October, and 34% lower than the 27,115 patients seen in November 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 21% were via minor injury units.

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Leeds General Infirmary.

Across England, A&E departments received 1.5 million visits last month.

That was a decrease of 7% compared to October, and 31% fewer than the 2.1 million seen during November 2019.

The NHS said the drop in attendances nationally is "likely to be a result of the Covid-19 response".

At Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust:

In November:

77% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

1,427 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit

Separate data reveals that in October:

The median time to treatment was 99 minutes

Around 3% of patients left before being treated