NHS Scotland has many fewer operations cancelled due to staffing or resources capacity

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland has many fewer operations cancelled due to staffing or resources capacity

In December 2018 only 600 or 2.4% of all operations were cancelled due to ‘Non-clinical/Capacity reasons.’ This was down from 3.4% in November 2018 and from 3.2% in December 2017. Remember a 1% drop is around a third of the previous 3.2% and 3.4% figures and means around 300 patients. Those cancelled for clinical reasons were also down slightly on the previous month while those cancelled by the patient were up. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2019-02-05/2019-02-05-Cancellations-Summary.pdf?80361574889 NHS England does not collect the statistics in…

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland has many fewer operations cancelled due to staffing or resources capacity