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Hospitals: Admissions

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many procedures planned by each NHS trust were cancelled for non-clinical reasons on or after the day of admission in the latest period for which figures are available. (313880)

The number of operations which are cancelled for non-clinical reasons on or after the day of admission, are published by the Department on a quarterly basis. The latest available figures are for the quarter ending 30 September 2009.

The data can also be found at the following web address:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Statistics/Performancedataandstatistics/Cancelledoperations/index.htm

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) in-patient and (b) day case activities were not undertaken because the patient did not attend in the latest period for which figures are available. (313882)

The total number of admissions and the number of patients who failed to attend, are shown in the following table. These are the latest available figures, for the quarter ending 30 September 2009.

Data which show the total number of admissions and the number of patients who failed to attend, split by in-patient and day case admissions, are not held centrally.

Q2 2009-10

Number

Admissions

1,128,376

Patients failed to attend

28,146

Note:

Admissions includes only ordinary and day case admissions.

Source:

Department of Health Quarterly Activity Return, Commissioner based (QARCom)