Reference 2018-216

REF:            2018-216

Subject:        Loss of income due to cancelled operations




Please could you provide me with your trust’s loss of income as a result of the cancelled elective or non-urgent surgeries this year? I understand that there are tariffs assigned for every procedure undertaken and that cancelling an operation results in the loss of that revenue.

I would like this data on a monthly basis from January 2018 to the last date for which the data is held.

If you have comparative data for Jan-Dec 2017 (on the monthly basis also), I would also like this. If there is any breakdown of this data (for example, tariffs lost, cost of surgeons not working and so on), could you provide that too?

If FOI requests of a similar nature have already been asked could you please include your responses to those requests.




Due the Form of contract that we have with our commissioners – Aligned Incentive Contract – cancellations do not result in any loss of income to the FT.


Also, you do not lose the income as you do the work at a later date – it is not actually cancelled, it is postponed.