The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Cancelled operations

In this context, a cancelled operation refers to operations that are cancelled on the day they are due to take place.

We recognise that last-minute cancelled operations are a distressing experience for patients and have worked to reduce the number of these during 2015/16. Progress was significantly affected by significant demand in Q3, however, despite these pressures some improvement was made in Q4. 

performance 5When patients’ operations are cancelled at the last minute there is a requirement to offer them a new date within 28 days. During 2015/16 we have made good progress in reducing the number of patients where this did not happen (79) when compared to 2014/15 (132). We will again focus on achieving better results in 2016/17.