In 2019-20 prior to the first lockdown there were approx. 2,500,000 planned outpatient appointments per week with approx. 2,000,000 attendances.
By early April 2020 (during the first lockdown) weekly appointments fell by over 40 per cent, and weekly attendances fell by over 50 per cent compared to these previous averages.
Activity levels recovered during 2020-21 but remained below pre-COVID averages at the end of the period.