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.
I wonder, how is the rest of the UK coping? More or less than 1.7%?
One in seven is 14%!