Drop in visits to A&E at the Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust last month

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Fewer patients visited A&E at the Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust last month – and attendances were lower than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 15,102 patients visited A&E at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in June.

That was a drop of 1% on the 15,221 visits recorded during May, and 1% lower than the 15,252 patients seen in June 2021.

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The figures show attendances were above the levels seen in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic – in June 2020, there were 10,087 visits to A&E departments run by the Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust.

A & E at Calderdale Royal Hospital.A & E at Calderdale Royal Hospital.
A & E at Calderdale Royal 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.

In June:

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73% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

782 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 5% of patients

Of those, two were delayed by more than 12 hours

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in May:

The median time to treatment was 57 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