Drop in visits to A&E at the North Bristol Trust last month

All of last month's attendances were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care.

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.

Fewer patients visited A&E at the North Bristol Trust last month, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 7,942 patients visited A&E at North Bristol NHS Trust in April.

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That was a drop of 6% on the 8,452 visits recorded during March, but in line with the number seen in April 2021.

The figures show attendances were well above the levels seen at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – in April 2020, there were 4,127 visits to A&E at sites run by the North Bristol Trust.

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 million visits last month.

That was a decrease of 7% compared to March, but 9% more than the 1.9 million seen during April 2021.

At North Bristol NHS Trust:

In April:

There were 309 booked appointments, up from 307 in March

Just 56% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

1,043 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit – 13% of patients

Of those, 360 were delayed by more than 12 hours