Rise in visits to A&E at the Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust

More patients visited A&E at the Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.

General view of an Accident and Emergency Sign at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
General view of an Accident and Emergency Sign at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

More patients visited A&E at the Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.

NHS England figures show 4,335 patients visited A&E at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust in September.

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That was a rise of 8% on the 4,012 visits recorded during August, and 41% more than the 3,082 patients seen in September 2020.

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic – in September 2019, there were 3,953 visits to A&E at the Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust.

All of last month's attendances were via minor A&E departments – those which treat minor injuries and illnesses such as fractures, cuts and bruises.

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.

At Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust:

In September:

More than 99% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in August:

The median time to treatment was six minutes

Around 4% of patients left before being treated