Out-Patients: Bedfordshire

Health written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of Margaret Moran Margaret Moran Labour, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many missed appointments there have been (a) at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, (b) in Luton Primary Care Trust and (c) in Luton Mental Health Trust in the last 12 months; and what the cost of missed appointments in each category was over that period.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The following table contains information about missed appointments ('did not attends' = DNAs) at Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Luton Primary Care Trust (PCT) in 2007-08. Information is not collected centrally about DNAs for community-based services, and therefore information is not available for Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust.

Information about the cost of missed appointments is not collected centrally.

DNAs at Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Luton PCT in 2007-08
Organisation name First out-patient attendance DNAs Subsequent out-patient attendances DNAs In-patient DNAs Total DNAs
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 8,814 17,598 616 27,028
Luton PCT 61 227 0 288
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