Reference 2017-243

REF:            2017-243

Subject:        Cancelled operations

          

 

Request:

Under the Freedom of Information Act can I ask for the following information?

 

  • Howmany operations have been cancelled for non-clinical reasons IN THE 3 DAYS BEFORE a patient was due to be admitted?
  • Out of those cancellations, how many were rescheduled within 1 month?
  • How many operations have been cancelled for non-clinical reasons ON THE DAY a patient was due to be admitted?
  • Out of those cancellations, how many were rescheduled within the statutory time limit – e.g. 28 days?
  • Please provide this data by month for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – up to and including April 2017.
  • The following should be included in the figures for ‘operations’:
  • All planned or elective operations and day surgery
  • For ‘non-clinical reasons’ please include a break-down of the following:
    • Bed-ward not available
    • Staff unavailable
    • Emergency operations taking priority
    • Maintenance needed on equipment
    • Patient unavailable
    • Admin error

 

Can I have all this broken down year on year please? Ideally I’d not like to be pointed to a report, I’d prefer you just answer the questions above.

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2017-243 FOI – Cancelled operations [22 kb] Ms Excel