Grimsby and Scunthorpe A&E wait times above NHS target

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Grimsby and Scunthorpe A&E wait times above NHS target

Across NHS hospitals in England 1,875,000 people attended A&E in January 2022 alone, an increase of 41 per cent from the previous year.

The NHS has the goal that 95 per cent A&E attdendees should be seen and admitted within four hours of their first arrival.

In Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust hospitals this goal has not been met in January.

Last month saw 11,220 attending local A&E waiting rooms in total, but sadly less than the 95 per cent target was hit.

Over 4,000 people ended up wating in A&E fo more than four hours in Goole, Scunthorpe and Grimsby.

The number of those seen in under four hours was 7,047 people, roughly 62.8 per cent of attendees.

A further 224 people eneded up wating more than 12 hours for emergency care after arriving in the department.

Across all A&E departments in the NHS, 73 per cent of attdendees were seen withing four hours of the arrival, nearly ten per cent more than Grimsby and Scunthorpe’s numbers.

In figures from December 2021, only 59 per cent of A&E patients were seen in under four hours across Northern Lincolnshire.

The Monthly A&E Attendances and Emergency Admissions collection collects the total number of attendances in the calendar month for all A&E types, including Minor Injury Units and Walk-in Centres.

Recent NHS data has revealed that a third of A&E patients (122,000 people) who needed treatment on wards waited for over four hours last month, a record high.

16,500 of them reportedly waited for hospital beds for over 12 hours, with many patients stuck on trolleys in corridors or in A&E bays as wards were full, the BBC reported.

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