Near 45% rise in visits to Milton Keynes A&E last month compared to last year

Number of visitors was lower than October but higher than same period last year

By Olga Norford
Monday, 13th December 2021, 1:38 pm

Fewer patients visited A&E at Milton Keynes University Hospital last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year, figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 13,267 patients visited A&E at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in November.

That was a drop of 6% on the 14,122 visits recorded during October, but 44% more than the 9,238 patients seen in November 2020.

Fewer patients visited A&E at Milton Keynes University Hospital last month – but attendances were higher than over the same period last year

The figures show attendances were above the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic – in November 2019, there were 13,066 visits to A&E at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 38% were via minor injury units.

Across England, A&E departments received 2 million visits last month.

That was a decrease of 6% compared to October, but 37% more than the 1.5 million seen during November 2020.

At Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

In November:

> There were 619 booked appointments, down from 706 in October

> 82% of arrivals were seen within four hours, against an NHS target of 95%

> 353 patients waited longer than four hours for treatment following a decision to admit

> Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in October:

> The median time to treatment was 118 minutes

> Around 6% of patients left before being treated