More patients visited A&E at the Royal Devon University Healthcare Trust last month, with demand rising above the levels seen over the same period last year.
NHS England figures show 15,192 patients visited A&E at Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in December.
That was a rise of 3% on the 14,803 visits recorded during November, and 10% more than the 13,829 patients seen by the trust’s two predecessors in December 2021.
The figures show attendances were above the levels seen two years ago – in December 2020, there were 10,695 visits to A&E departments run by the Royal Devon University Healthcare Trust.
The majority of attendances last month were via major A&E departments – those with full resuscitation equipment and 24-hour consultant-led care – while 18% were via minor injury units.
Across England, A&E departments received 2.3 million visits last month.
That was an increase of 5% compared to November, and 22% more than the 1.9 millionseen during December 2021.
At Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust:
Separate NHS Digital data reveals that in October: