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Surgery: Bexley

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number of patients in the London Borough of Bexley who have had operations cancelled within a week of the scheduled date in the last 12 months. (255718)

The Department does not collect the number of operations cancelled within a week of the scheduled date of the operation.

The Department does collect data on the number of operations cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons.

Quarter

Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust

Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust

England

2007-08

Q3

42

14

77

15,650

2007-08

Q4

32

25

66

16,771

2008-09

Q1

47

16

56

14,608

2008-09

Q2

24

23

26

13,127

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 QMCO.