Did you know…

Long term trends suggest that:

  • November to February are busy for A&E admissions but not so for attendances.
  • April to July are busy for A&E attendances, but not so for admissions.
  • For both types of activity, August is a quiet and March is busy.
  • Christmas Day is very quiet for both admissions and attendances but activity picks up soon after.
  • Monday is the busiest day at A&E. Saturday the quietest.

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What does it mean for A&E staff?

  • Take your holiday in August.
  • Brace yourself for March.
  • Winter isn’t necessarily the Armageddon you might imagine.
  • Enjoy your Christmas dinner but don’t overdo it on New Year’s Eve!
  • Monday’s are not great for anyone, but A&E staff in particular.