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REVEALED: More than 45,000 emergency admissions to Watford General Hospital last year

 Published on: 12th April 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Data has revealed that more than 45,000 emergency admissions were recorded at Watford General Hospital last year.

In a Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted by WatfordNews, it was revealed that the number of emergency admissions at the hospital between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, was 45,660.

March had the highest number of emergency admissions at 4,077, and September had the lowest at 3,618.

The FOI request also revealed the number of elective admissions; this relates to admissions that have been planned in advance.

Throughout the same time period, there were a total of 2,908 elective admissions, a stark contrast to the number of emergency admissions.

The month with the highest number of elective admissions was March at 310.

The data also highlights the number of maternity admissions. Throughout the same time period, the total number of maternity admissions was 4,632, with the highest number of admissions taking place in March at 436.

The number of admissions to the hospital in total was 58,350.

A spokesperson for West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said: “If you need urgent health help, use NHS 111 online (www.111.nhs.uk) or call 111. Your symptoms will be assessed, and you will be provided with healthcare advice or an appointment to see a doctor or nurse if this is needed. NHS 111 can also send an ambulance and can book an appointment for you in some services, like urgent treatment centres.”

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