UK Government

Department of Health: NHS cancelled operations, quarter ending 31 December 2009

News   •   Feb 12, 2010 11:07 GMT

The key points from the latest release are:

·                     During the quarter ending 31 December 2009, 15,844 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. In the same period in 2008, there were 16,094 cancelled operations.

·                     Cancelled operations during the quarter represented 0.9% of all elective activity, compared to 1.0% in the corresponding period in 2008/09.

·                    Of these cancellations, 604 (3.8%) of patients were not treated within 28 days of a cancellation.  In the same period in 2008, 668 (4.2%) of patients were not treated within 28 days.

Full tables are available here

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Statistics/Performancedataandstatistics/Cancelledoperations/index.htm

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