Quar­ter of a mil­lion more peo­ple visit A&E

Western Morning News - - Uk And World News -

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.

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