We’re grateful to Alex Cole-Hamilton, Junior Shadowy Health Secretary, for his parliamentary question:
‘To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have died in each year since 2009 while waiting for a kidney transplant.’
which generated this information:
For context, in NHS England:
‘NHSBT records show 411 patients died on the active waiting list for a transplant, between March 10th2016, and March 2nd2017.’
So, with around 10 times the population, NHS England might be expected to have ten times the deaths, at 310, but had 411 cases or roughly 33% higher.
The Scottish figure has also fallen by 20% in 2018.
Explanation for this gap can be found here: