STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

A&E emergency admissions at highest ever level – 24 OCTOBER, 2014 | BY SOPHIE BARNES – HSJ

Emergency admissions to accident and emergency departments have hit their highest level since records began, the latest NHS England figures reveal. Official figures of last week’s performance show that demand on emergency departments across the country has escalated, with 78,131 patients arriving at major A&Es requiring admission compared with 77,742 in May. While emergency admissions have steadily risen over the past four years, the increase this year has steepened. Emergency admissions between April and October are up 5.7 per cent compared with the same period in 2013-14. This compares with an 0.8 per cent increase during those months when comparing 2012-13 and 2013-14. To date, there have been just over 2.1 million emergency admissions to major A&Es – 5,000 more than at the same point last year.

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A&E emergency admissions at highest ever level

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