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Good Hope Hospital

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancelled operations there were in each of the last 10 years at Good Hope Hospital. (134508)

Data were collected at health authority level only prior to 2001-02. From 2001-02 onwards, data were collected at trust level.

The number of last minute cancelled operations for non-clinical reasons at Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust for the years 2001-02 to 2005-06 are shown in the table.

Last minute cancelled operations for non-clinical reasons

Number

2001-02

550

2002-03

781

2003-04

761

2004-05

465

2005-06

565

Note:

A last minute cancellation is one that occurs on the day the patient was due to arrive, after they have arrived in hospital, or on the day of their operation.

Source:

Department of Health dataset quarterly monitoring of cancelled operations (QMCO).