Hospitals: Greater London

Health written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled on or after the day of admission in each NHS trust in London in the last five years for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested is contained within the following table. Responsibility for publishing this information transferred to NHS England on 1 April 2013.

Cancelled operations for non-clinical reasons, NHS organisations in London, 2008-09 to 2012-13
    Number of last minute cancellations for non-clinical reasons
Org ID Name 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
5C5 Newham PCT 0 2
R1H Barts Health NHS Trust 991
RAL Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 415 800 538 479 584
RAN Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust 167 143 195 163 120
RAP North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 108 100 231 154 72
RAS The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 114 227 161 148 151
RAX Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 280 181 141 129 137
RC3 Ealing Hospital NHS Trust 166 62 92 112 131
RF4 Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust 732 344 363 368 400
RFW West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust 62 73 43 45 77
RG2 Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust 194
RG3 Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust 323
RGC Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust 271 331 232 223
RGZ Queen Marys Sidcup NHS Trust 185
RJ1 Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 686 459 432 377 464
RJ2 Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust 200 177 150 164 203
RJ6 Croydon Health Services NHS Trust 188 400 321 330 270
RJ7 ST George's Healthcare NHS Trust 821 340 277 302 327
RJZ King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 323 187 249 316 587
RKE The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 94 116 83 56 102
RNH Newham University Hospital NHS Trust 76 59 73 85
RNJ Barts and the London NHS Trust 593 475 567 501
RP4 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust 200 176 193 224 127
RP6 Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 288 178 228 188 125
RPY The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust 112 122 63 64 42
RQM Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 167 155 91 88 83
RQX Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 114 103 41 37 37
RRV University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 1,042 871 720 858 907
RT3 Royal Brompton Harefield NHS Foundation Trust 291 226 267 335 358
RV8 North West London Hospitals NHS Trust 606 56 447 477 517
RVL Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust 612 378 305 398 324
RVR Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust 394 297 243 218 271
RYJ Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 758 631 642 672 710
RYQ South London Healthcare NHS Trust 899 954 1,250 1,357
Notes: 1. The table above shows the organisations as they existed at the time of each collection. 2. A last minute cancellation is one that occurs on the day the patient was due to arrive, after they have arrived in hospital or on the day of their operation. 3. Some common non-clinical reasons for cancellations by the hospital include: ward beds unavailable; surgeon unavailable; emergency case needing theatre; theatre list over-ran; equipment failure; admin error; anaesthetist unavailable; theatre staff unavailable; and critical care bed unavailable. 4. An operation which is rescheduled to a time within 24 hours of the original scheduled operation should be recorded as a postponement and not as a cancellation. The QMCO collection does not record the number of postponements. Source: Department of Health dataset QMCO

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