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A&E visits 50 per cent higher in December than April COVID peak

 

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A&E visits 50 per cent higher in December than April COVID peak

Half a million more people sought help in England’s A&Es in December compared with the first peak of the pandemic in April, according to new data from the NHS, which show essential services were being maintained at the end of the year.

Median waits for elective care also fell, down to 10.4 weeks in November from 11.1 weeks the month before. There were 125,151 more referrals in November compared to April and over 25,000 people began treatment in just one month.  Alongside non-COVID care, the NHS also confirmed nearly a quarter of a million COVID-positive patients have received care in England’s hospitals. More….