Fewer operations cancelled in NHS Scotland again with only 1.6% due to lack of resources

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John Robertson
Fewer operations cancelled in NHS Scotland again with only 1.6% due to lack of resources

Operations cancelled due to non-clinical/capacity reasons are an indicator of performance by NHS Scotland. Operations cancelled by patients themselves of for a clinical reason by doctors tend to remain constant and are, of course, not due to, for example, any shortages in beds, operating theatres or of staff. The former, always a small percentage of overall planned operations, less than 5% at a peak time, and typically less than 2%, have been falling for the last three months. From ISD:…

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John Robertson
Fewer operations cancelled in NHS Scotland again with only 1.6% due to lack of resources