HC Deb 30 March 2001 vol 365 c798W
Mr. Harvey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for(a) Great Britain and (b) each health authority in England, the number of operations (i) cancelled and (ii) cancelled with the patient not readmitted within one month, for each year since 1995. [149434]

Mr. Denham

The Department of Health in England monitors performance against the standard covering "last minute cancelled operations" for non-medical reasons which requires patients to be admitted (or readmitted) within one month following such cancellations. Monitoring in England is carried out on a quarterly basis at health authority level, and the results are routinely placed in the Library. The latest results cover the period quarter 3 1999–2000 to Quarter 3 2000–01. Quarterly results from 1994–95 are available in the Library.

Information on cancelled operations for the rest of the United Kingdom should be obtained from the respective Health Departments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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