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Surgery

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations have been cancelled in each of the last five years, broken down by trust. (203081)

The information requested is not collected centrally. The Department collects information on the number of operations cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. Data for 2002-03 to 2007-08 (quarter 1-quarter 3) are shown in the following table.

The Government’s cancelled operations policy introduced in April 2002 provides an incentive for hospitals to avoid cancellations by giving patients the right to move to the hospital of their choice if they are not treated within 28 days. Since this came into force the number of patients cancelled at the last minute, has fallen from 1.5 per cent. to 1.0 per cent. of elective activity.

Cancelled operations for non clinical reasons, NHS organisations in England, 2002-03 to 2007-08

Number of last minute cancellations for non clinical reasons

OrgID

Name

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08 Q1 to Q3

England

67,254

66,303

68,569

60,803

52,005

40,579

REM

Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust

326

295

306

273

246

179

RCF

Airedale NHS Trust

94

105

105

96

132

76

RTK

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust

137

301

419

432

426

377

RF4

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

2,168

2,147

2,426

1,566

906

424

RVL

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust

1,346

404

399

279

294

179

RFF

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

143

88

148

138

171

210

RNJ

Barts and The London NHS Trust

928

593

502

506

531

298

RDD

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

212

266

286

278

169

200

RC1

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

152

180

201

190

208

170

RQ3

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust

202

229

330

309

234

164

RLU

Birmingham Women’s Health Care NHS Trust

21

34

24

43

48

43

RMB

Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Care NHS Trust

349

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

RXL

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust

671

763

576

428

279

285

RMC

Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust

134

187

244

319

238

233

RAE

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

320

432

447

530

439

267

RXH

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

1,062

912

578

440

255

189

RG3

Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust

324

425

289

214

181

143

RXQ

Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

n/a

382

375

442

325

238

REU

Burnley Health Care NHS Trust

333

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

5DQ

Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth PCT

5

16

0

14

0

n/a

RJF

Burton Hospitals NHS Trust

260

246

247

249

126

108

RWY

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

153

295

386

362

374

153

RGT

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

645

769

1,090

507

460

339

RW3

Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust

547

748

968

1,062

1,149

800

5JC

Charnwood and North West Leicestershire PCT

8

6

32

21

45

n/a

RQM

Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust

185

151

180

115

103

76

RFS

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

188

191

233

213

152

141

RBV

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

18

43

16

6

8

7

RLN

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

348

252

208

227

328

249

RJR

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

308

216

206

247

228

215

RXP

County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

0

483

474

488

423

324

RN7

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

201

100

92

102

99

79

RTG

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

259

411

348

281

199

83

5N6

Derbyshire County PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

10

RP5

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

480

583

482

398

355

305

5QM

Dorset PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

4

4

RNA

Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust

204

241

226

321

329

301

RC3

Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

267

206

140

142

124

160

RWH

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

266

557

505

856

682

579

RJN

East Cheshire NHS Trust

166

133

115

97

90

97

RVV

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

663

438

269

299

282

203

RXR

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

0

657

589

469

335

347

RA4

East Somerset NHS Trust

146

100

224

87

66

86

RXC

East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

302

375

632

491

141

130

RVR

Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust

353

698

608

281

270

347

5ER

Erewash PCT

4

11

7

9

3

n/a

RDE

Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust

741

815

800

439

172

222

RDU

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

297

149

310

177

183

183

RR7

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

141

158

189

144

87

72

RLT

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

146

160

196

184

178

162

RTE

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

555

440

468

434

361

343

RJH

Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust

781

761

465

565

581

n/a

RP4

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust

290

143

119

146

115

87

RJ1

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

554

450

739

884

866

675

RQN

Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust

504

390

688

625

614

n/a

5QC

Hampshire PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

10

8

RCD

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

36

23

55

107

46

57

RR1

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

290

417

197

249

160

409

RD7

Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust

374

548

520

509

416

338

RLQ

Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust

401

168

388

255

247

187

RQQ

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

179

180

168

138

133

109

5JA

Hinckley and Bosworth PCT

21

21

10

48

4

0

RQX

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

52

68

24

45

50

75

RWA

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

877

867

1,045

825

788

729

RYJ

Imperial College NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

589

RGQ

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

417

488

533

384

355

238

5CW

Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust

31

172

167

123

77

n/a

5QT

Isle of Wight NHS PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

52

112

RGP

James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust

176

258

267

226

140

135

RNQ

Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust

478

494

454

327

177

137

RJZ

King’s College Hospital NHS Trust

318

180

227

209

153

113

RAX

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

140

223

168

182

116

139

RXN

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

389

440

406

460

504

356

RR8

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

942

783

1,019

1,349

938

851

5PA

Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

72

48

REP

Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

89

51

46

57

35

23

RC9

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

208

171

169

173

186

94

RWF

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

402

522

551

931

1,194

596

RJ6

Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust

549

678

226

129

50

21

RPA

Medway NHS Trust

111

148

140

149

74

87

5EH

Melton, Rutland and Harborough PCT

6

0

17

35

25

n/a

RQ8

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

419

470

447

370

257

359

RJD

Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust

596

331

241

235

353

401

RXF

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

1,408

1,322

1,405

1,095

756

624

RD8

Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust

423

285

295

270

231

167

RP6

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

74

74

62

292

151

233

RTX

Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Trust

400

388

309

462

358

244

5A1

New Forest PCT

17

7

20

8

10

n/a

5DK

Newbury and Community PCT

14

39

37

9

n/a

n/a

RNH

Newham University Hospital NHS Trust

226

156

118

79

146

108

RM1

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

662

569

492

327

332

241

RVJ

North Bristol NHS Trust

462

1,413

1,748

1,406

705

542

RWW

North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust

278

364

838

503

247

216

RNL

North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

848

335

427

538

647

357

5CD

North Dorset PCT

11

4

12

3

n/a

n/a

RR9

North Durham Health Care NHS Trust

259

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

RN5

North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust

97

133

148

104

71

55

RAP

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

152

111

106

66

68

57

RVW

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust

215

270

288

274

286

248

RV8

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

617

433

542

480

457

255

RNS

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

1,397

903

1,000

780

888

557

RBZ

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

95

97

168

163

119

61

RJL

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust

270

427

457

449

398

283

RTF

Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust

132

123

133

211

133

128

RCS

Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust

778

406

320

378

n/a

n/a

RX1

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1,181

868

RBF

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust

130

142

174

118

74

48

RTH

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

1,411

847

992

1,131

896

476

RGM

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

185

166

159

154

167

137

RW6

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

1,228

1,393

1,404

1,170

1,123

931

RGN

Peterborough and Stamford NHS Foundation Trust

253

187

270

298

262

236

RK9

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

1,001

1,061

1,143

969

745

931

RD3

Poole Hospital NHS Trust

726

419

255

146

146

97

RHU

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

466

368

289

333

328

245

RG2

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust

171

87

46

45

58

56

RGZ

Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust

199

75

91

52

78

104

RPC

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

78

41

62

47

31

34

RX1

Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

408

664

614

543

n/a

n/a

RL1

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust

35

49

67

62

91

93

RHW

Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust

288

216

141

63

118

65

RDZ

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

241

299

243

205

121

86

RT3

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust

244

190

183

233

177

203

REF

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

501

387

303

311

274

210

RH8

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

735

445

372

491

499

378

RAL

Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

341

285

306

460

268

162

RQ6

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

487

462

356

405

399

278

RBS

Royal Liverpool Childrens NHS Trust

91

66

102

111

83

75

RAN

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

151

154

97

144

167

119

RRJ

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

38

52

32

33

52

30

RLZ

Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals NHS Trust

298

115

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

RA2

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust

225

209

230

208

216

134

RD1

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

419

482

613

592

397

242

RPR

Royal West Sussex NHS Trust

176

232

176

209

170

81

RM3

Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust

429

730

660

371

163

126

RNZ

Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust

519

294

340

470

525

255

RXK

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

859

626

702

706

536

401

RCC

Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust

219

302

406

460

265

244

RCU

Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust

18

24

62

64

62

75

RHQ

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

594

628

658

753

625

814

RK5

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust

328

269

252

268

242

154

RXW

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

0

249

478

139

73

311

5M2

Shropshire County PCT

0

3

0

4

0

0

5D1

Solihull PCT

0

4

0

0

0

0

5QL

Somerset PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

6

0

5FN

South and East Dorset PCT

18

9

7

13

3

0

5M1

South Birmingham PCT

0

0

0

14

0

0

RH2

South Buckinghamshire NHS Trust

18

0

0

0

0

n/a

RA9

South Devon Health Care NHS Trust

431

488

352

265

258

204

RTA

South Durham Health Care NHS Trust

160

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

RM2

South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

971

743

725

609

501

326

5PK

South Staffordshire PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

4

RTR

South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust

682

837

480

412

529

341

RE9

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

85

34

29

18

22

47

RJC

South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust

146

213

270

139

54

68

5FP

South West Dorset PCT

15

12

9

0

0

n/a

5MT

South Worcestershire PCT

3

23

0

9

17

n/a

RHM

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

713

1,047

889

895

706

621

RAJ

Southend Hospital NHS Trust

509

691

1,007

869

472

321

RVY

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

62

61

73

89

137

70

RJ7

St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

354

765

1,065

753

666

418

RBN

St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

171

126

192

159

193

218

RJ5

St. Mary’s NHS Trust

97

365

367

303

192

n/a

RWJ

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

187

231

252

237

291

214

RNT

Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust

583

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

RTP

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

505

407

708

268

272

215

5LT

Sussex Downs and Weald PCT

0

4

0

0

0

n/a

RN3

Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust

145

178

128

167

89

55

RMP

Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust

498

103

87

61

38

43

RBA

Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

69

263

395

434

271

181

5AH

Tendring PCT

8

0

0

0

0

n/a

RBQ

The Cardiothoracic Centre—Liverpool NHS Trust

59

161

289

289

128

68

RAS

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust

360

247

137

150

103

75

RJ2

The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust

42

199

187

136

165

134

RBT

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust

428

287

361

284

297

202

RTD

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust

1,014

837

816

742

525

422

RQW

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

323

262

213

311

293

232

RKF

The Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust

55

29

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

RCX

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust

284

308

295

236

191

135

RFR

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

138

159

192

194

220

262

RPY

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

68

83

141

72

79

59

RL4

The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

172

401

484

280

158

121

RKE

The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

134

87

102

122

111

115

RM4

Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust

271

242

297

342

255

100

RA7

United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust

1,244

697

567

535

513

611

RWD

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

758

793

919

885

856

542

RRV

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

157

272

483

547

605

458

RRK

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

168

163

99

69

76

72

RJE

University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust

1,038

886

1,379

849

592

446

RKB

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

624

581

274

128

284

156

RWE

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

1,053

1,042

895

534

401

442

RBK

Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust

106

82

134

183

182

133

RET

Walton Centre For Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust

97

161

213

115

125

91

RBD

West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust

390

378

332

408

288

143

RWG

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

244

815

666

621

929

790

RFW

West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

105

116

52

69

28

92

RGR

West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust

194

425

585

275

225

170

RA3

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

219

178

127

113

93

46

RGC

Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust

332

389

494

312

261

120

RN1

Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust

376

712

490

293

356

206

RBL

Wirral Hospital NHS Trust

148

112

53

58

73

76

5PL

Worcestershire PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

9

RWP

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

856

1,073

943

656

389

293

RPL

Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust

91

139

284

306

314

249

RRF

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust

391

308

250

249

245

234

RCB

York Hospitals NHS Trust

150

162

187

121

86

81

Notes:

1. The table shows the organisations as they existed, at the time of each collection.

2. 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.

3. Some common non-clinical reasons for cancellations by the hospital include: ward beds unavailable; surgeon unavailable; emergency case needing theatre; theatre list over-ran; equipment failure; admin error; anaesthetist unavailable; theatre staff unavailable; and critical care bed unavailable.

4. An operation which is rescheduled to a time within 24 hours of the original scheduled operation should be recorded as a postponement and not as a cancellation. The QMCO collection does not record the number of postponements.

Source:

Department of Health dataset QMCO