The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
The key points from the latest release are:
- During the quarter ending 30 June 2012, 14,184 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. In the same period in 2011, there were 12,780 cancelled operations.
- Cancelled operations during the quarter represented 0.8% of all elective activity compared to 0.7% in the corresponding period in 2011.
- Of these cancellations, 748 (5.3%) of patients were not treated within 28 days of a cancellation. In the same period in 2011, 595 (4.6%) of patients were not treated within 28 days.
__Full tables are available on the Department of Health website
The Government Statistical Service (GSS) statistician responsible for producing these data is:
Knowledge and Intelligence
Department of Health
Room 4E63, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE
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