NHS Scotland’s astonishing performance in operations completed

For six successive months now, the number of operations cancelled due to a lack of resources or of staff has been falling steadily to reach 1.7% from a total of 29 635 operations in total in the last month alone.

This is frankly an astonishing achievement. For any system of this scale to returning 98.3% completions suggests the highest of performance standards. 100% of this number being supplied with staff and facilities would require considerable over-supply to meet the uncontrollable surging of demand, varying across regions and the unpredictable nature of staff illness or departures.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2019-07-02/2019-07-02-Cancellations-Summary.pdf

I wonder, how is the rest of the UK coping? More or less than 1.7%?

One in seven is 14%!

 

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