Quarter of a million more people visit A&E
A quarter of a million more people visited A&E this summer compared to the same period last year, figures show. There were 940 more emergency admissions a day between July and September compared to the same time last year, with a total of
6.18 million people visiting A&E during the quarter – equating to 252,360 (4.3%) more than the same period last year. People had to wait longer for planned treatment, NHS Improvement said. The number of people waiting more than a year at the end of September was 3,156, compared to 1,778 last year.